“Learning about Bosnia from Alma was the highlight of our trip.”
– Post-Conflict Peacebuilding student alum
Alma Elezović accompanies our students on their Bosnian journey through Sarajevo, Mostar, and Banja Luka. An experienced trainer and facilitator, Alma is also a licensed tour guide and a native of Mostar who lived through the war of the 1990s. Her insight into community dynamics and the impact of history on current affairs helps contextualize students’ interactions with guest speakers and everyday Bosnians, bringing the past into the present.
Through her own personal narrative and passionate understanding of 500 years of Bosnian history, Alma’s storytelling provides a backdrop for intense study and engagement across the spectrum of interfaith peacebuilding initiatives.
For more than 20 years since the end of the war, Alma has been active in numerous humanitarian efforts providing aid and assistance to victims of war, including volunteering in a local hospital, supervising children’s programs, and coordinating the opening of the Pavarotti Music Center in Mostar. She has also worked as a representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), where she trained poll workers in anti-corruption and election strategies.