Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Mirsad Hadzikadic

Mirsad Hadžikadić may not have won the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but he was still pleased with his campaign's results.

He will discuss his presidential campaign at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, at UNC Charlotte Center City. A reception will follow the discussion. RSVPs are required for this event, and parking information will be emailed to RSVPs several days prior to the event.

Hadžikadić, founding executive director of the Data Science Initiative and professor of software and information systems at UNC Charlotte, ran as an independent, moderate candidate instead of accepting a nomination from an existing political party. He finished fourth among the six Bosnian candidates nationwide, but he was third in Sarajevo.

The Oct. 22 discussion is the final event in a five-part series that focused on the election of the tripartite presidency in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a three-member body that collectively serves as head of state. One Bosniak, one Croat from the Federation and one Serb from Republika Srpska are elected. Together, they serve one four-year term, with one being chairperson every eight months to ensure equality.

The UNC Charlotte Department of Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Computing and Informatics and the Office of International Programs are series cosponsors.

The fourth event in the series is “Presidential Election Results and What They Mean for Bosnia.” This panel discussion is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the College of Health and Human Services, Room 281.