“The Contemporary Phenomenon of Migration” Symposium held at the Faculty of Catholic Theology
On Friday, 8 November 2019, an international symposium “The Contemporary Phenomenon of Migration” was held at the Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Sarajevo, with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The symposium was also held as an associate event within a series of roundtables discussions, marking the 70th anniversary of the University of Sarajevo.
The Symposium was opened by Faculty of Catholic Theology Dean, Prof. Dr. Darko Tomašević. University of Sarajevo Vice-Rector, Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Nikolić opened the second panel.
Within the Symposium, Prof. Dr. Pavo Barišić, Institute of Philosophy, University of Zagreb spoke about the challenges of migration for democracy. Mr. Sc. Tvrtko Barun from the Jesuit Refugee Service presented the work with refugees and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina with special reference to the situation in Una-Sana Canton.
On migration and the new era of peace spoke Prof. Dr. Nerzuk Ćurak, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo. Doz. Dr. Zdenko Spajić, Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Sarajevo had the lecture “Migrants between Law and Reality.”
“TV and the Migrant: A Sufficiency of Mind and Fun” was the topic of Doz. Dr. Oliver Jurišić, Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Sarajevo.
After the presentation, a lively discussion developed that deepened the open topics in the panels, and the discussion ranged from issues of sovereignty and human rights to the economic dimension of migration.