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Ms. Kiran A.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Citizenship: United States of America
Master’s Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in SouthEast Europe,
of Bologna, Italy and University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and
Rights Institutions and PeaceBuilding: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina
for Iraq, published by University of Sarajevo, Center for Interdisciplinary
Bachelor of Arts, International
Relations; Minor in Music Sep.
Stanford, California, USA
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Sep. May
French, Social Sciences
of Sarajevo, Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies Oct.
European Regional MA in Democracy and Human Rights in SouthEast Europe
on research papers and MA thesis: choosing topics, formulating arguments,
providing guidance throughout research and writing processes; individual
and group consultations; workshops; presentations.
in coordination of curriculum, lectures, and reading materials.
Leading review sessions, evaluating final papers and exams.
to human rights organizations, field trips, internship placements, and
thesis defense panels.
for Security and Cooperation in Europe June – Oct.
to Bosnia and Herzegovina; Sarajevo Head Office
of Human Rights
on Human Trafficking, Social Assistance, and Gender Equality in BiH.
Gathered information from field reports to assess whether department
benchmarks were met. Drafted and edited all official documents
of the Department.
War Crimes Outreach:
Portfolio dealt with public relations regarding war crimes case processing
cooperation between prosecutors, courts, victims, and media; witness
protection issues, encouraging witnesses to come forward. Drafted
sections of project agreements with local NGOs, press releases, talking
points. Researched public outreach programs in BiH in comparison
to other postconflict countries.
Rights Network Secretariat; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina June
detailing human rights situations in SouthEast European countries for
Edited program proposals
for international funding.
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute
of Human Rights; Vienna, Austria Nov. June
Intern to the
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
summarized, and compiled databases of country reports, jurisprudence,
and confidential information for UN bodies and field missions.
and drafted sections for The United Nations Convention Against Torture:
A Commentary, published in by Oxford University Press.
University Summer Research College;
Stanford, California, USA June Aug.
to the Interim Director of International Relations
Developed a bibliography
and translated German publications for a project on the ethnography
Researched the separatist
movement in Quebec.
Traveler; Berkeley, California, USA April May
Coauthor of article,
“The World’s Best Ethical Travel Destinations,” published in Nov/Dec
issue of Transitions Abroad Magazine and several online
Article was based
on independent research and methodology that ranked developing countries
as tourist destinations according to social and human development standards,
ecotourism, and environmental protection.
Makah Native American Reservation;
Neah Bay, Washington, USA June
Worked with and
supported local community and cultural museum
— mother tongue; French —
fluent; German — fluent; Bosnian
Outlook, Powerpoint, Word; Adobe Acrobat; Internet; Online scholarly
experience; Performances throughout Europe, Latin America, and the United
Studied at Temple
University, Center for Gifted Young Musicians, Philadelphia, USA from
; University of Music Graz, Austria from ; and Stanford
University from .
COURSES AND TRAINING
International Summer Sarajevo
School Sarajevo: Rule of Law in Theory and Practice;
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Association “Pravnik;” Sarajevo, Bosnia
and Herzegovina, August
War Crimes, Genocide, and
Memories; InterUniversity Center Dubrovnik, Croatia, May June
the World Back Home” Summit; Americans for Informed Democracy
AID, Berlin, Germany, Dec.
amongst Americans, USGerman foreign relations, and global poverty.
International Summer Program
in European Studies, University of Vienna, Austria, July Aug.
of the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies ACIPS,
University of Sarajevo
Committee, International Relations Program, Stanford University,
Dec. – Feb.
“International NGOs: Perspectives on Building Global Civil Society”
Society of Collegiate Scholars, University of Pennsylvania Chapter,
Academic Scholarship, Stanford University,
of Music Scholarship, Stanford University,