"Invitation to event of Robert Bosch Stiftung
Dealing with the Past: Approaches from Germany and Post-Yugoslav Countries.
A Conversation with Vesna Terselic
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 6:00 pm
Berlin Representative Office, Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
Französische Str. 32, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
Vesna Terselic is Founder and Director of the organization "Documenta – Center for Dealing with the past" based in Zagreb, Croatia. The objective of her work is to establish factual truth about the war and to shift the discussion from the level of dispute over facts towards a dialogue on interpretations. She gained experience as a facilitator in conflict situations mostly in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Kosovo and Kyrgystan. She was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1998 for her efforts in building peace, justice and reconciliation on the Balkans, after having been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.
As a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow Vesna Terselic spends three months with Robert Bosch Stiftung. The Fellowship aims at shaping important policy debates on the challenges of the 21st century. Distinguished experts and policy makers from various fields are invited to spend a sabbatical at the Robert Bosch Stiftung Representative Office in Berlin.
After an introduction by Sandra Breka, Head of the Berlin Representative Office of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Vesna Terselic will offer an insight into her long-standing commitment and experiences with peacebuilding and reconciliation in the Balkans. She will explore different ways of dealing with totalitarian and authoritarian regimes in Germany and Europe. The subsequent discussion will be moderated by Frank Hofmann who has long experience as journalist in the region, amongst others with Deutsche Welle TV. You will be invited to join a reception after the discussion.