This online event marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement that ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995. The event considered the parallels of the Good Friday Peace Agreement between Northern Ireland and Ireland in 1998 and the Dayton Agreement, and whether both or either have ensured that peace has been built. The event consisted of presentations and discussions from senior politicians and academics from Northern Ireland/Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the UK.
Dr Jasmin Mujanović (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation) spoke on ‘Dayton, Expectation and Reality?’ and Dr Máire Braniff (Ulster University) presented on ‘Good Friday Agreement, Expectation and Reality?’. Following this there was a panel discussion between Elmina Kulašić (Remembering Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lana Prlić MP (Social Democratic Party Bosnia and Herzegovina), Doug Beattie MLA (Ulster Unionist, Northern Ireland), Declan Kearney MLA , (Chairperson, Sinn Fein, Ireland), and Munira Subašić (President of the Mothers of Srebrenica and Žepa Enclaves)