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Roma and Sinti Human Rights in the Balkans

The Kupferberg Holocaust Center and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University regularly collaborate on programs bringing together top Roma scholars in the academy, advocates, and practitioners who are working to advance the human rights and dignity of Roma and Sinti people throughout the Balkans.

Recorded Events

The Fates of the Roma and Sinti during the Holocaust in the former Yugoslavia (2022)
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This panel marks the launch of new research commissioned by the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (AIPG) and the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. Featuring: 

Matei Demetrescu, Program Officer at the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Hristo Kyuchukov, Professor of Intercultural Education at the University of Silesia, Poland
Alenka Janko Spreizer, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Primorska, Slovenia
Hikmet Karčić, genocide and Holocaust scholar
Margareta Matache, Instructor at Harvard University; Director of the Roma Program at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.
Tanya Domi, Harriman Institute, moderator

The State of Romani Human Rights in Europe (2021)
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Margaeta Matache, Harvard School of Public Health
Ethel Brooks, Rutgers University
Tanya Domi, Harriman Institute, moderator

A Roma Educational Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2021)
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Velma Sarić, President of the Post Conflict Research Center, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)
Miloš Bogičević, Head of Human Rights, OSCE Mission to BiH
Mirko Pincelli, Photographer and filmmaker working on documenting the lives of Roma communities in BiH
Dalibor Tanić, Roma activist and Editor-in-Chief of UDAR, a regional Roma multimedia portal 
Dr. Laura Cohen, Executive Director, Kupferberg Holocaust Center, moderator

What is Going on in Europe and the Balkans? (2021)
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Goran Miletić, Europe Director, Civil Rights Defenders
Deniz Selmani, Co-Founder and Program Director of Romalitico Skopje; Obama Foundation Leader, Europe Program
Anna Orsos, Women’s Rights Officer, European Roma Rights Centre
Ðorđe Jovanović, President of the European Roma Rights Centre
Professor Tanya Domi, Harriman Institute, moderator

Additional Resources

Post-Conflict Research Center (Bosnia and Herzegovina):
www.p-crc.org

Balkan Diskurs Review:
https://balkandiskurs.com/en/2021/04/15/roma-human-rights-in-the-balkans/?fbclid=IwAR0UrtsLz7bnuPEjEZ0u8d5nSfrFoZsPZYm-d–5d_R6rd5zAp1OIXe_eHc

Above image: Alija Krasnici, Roma author, playwright, and poet. Photo courtesy of the Post/Post-Conflict Research Center / Vedran Živković.