Soeren Keil, a Senior Lecturer in International Relations, has been chosen among a small number of academics to present his book at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) in April at Columbia University, New York City. Soeren published his book “Multinational Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina” in December 2013 with Ashgate Publishers, and the book has been selected in a competitive process to be discussed as part of the ASN´s annual conference.
The conference programme for the ASN annaul conference 2014 is available here: http://www.nationalities.org/convention/pdfs/ASN-2014_prelim_program.pdf
Soeren will be joined on the book panel by Professor Brendan O´Leary, who is Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and previously served as an adviser to the UN´s new stand-by group on power-sharing. Furthermore, Dr Valery Perry, the Chief-of-Party of the Public International Law and Policy Group, a USAID-sponsored organisation to support civil society in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will join the panel. Dr Nina Caspersen, a Senior Lecturer from the University of York (UK), and an expert on non-recognised states, will also contribute to the discussion. The panel will be chaired by Professor Stefano Bianchini, who is Professor for East European Politics and History at the University of Bologna in Italy.
The panel promises to discuss the academic value of Soeren´s contribution, and its practical relevance for day-to-day politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
More information about the book is available at: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409457008