Kosovo hosts innovative summer programme on religion and foreign policy

The Tony Blair Faith Foundation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Balkan Institute and the University of Pristina are launching a two-week Summer Programme on “Faith and Foreign policy: Investigating the role of religion in Conflict and Post-conflict transformations” between 5 and 17th August. The Programme welcomes 26 participants from 15 countries as far and wide as Morocco, China and Ukraine. Renowned experts will address a varied programme covering themes such as religion in the context of post conflict reconstruction and the role of religion, culture and identity in the Balkans. Speakers include Professors Miroslav Volf from YaleUniversity, Professor Ivo Banac from YaleUniversity and of the University of Zagreb, Ambassador Zamir Akram, former Pakistani ambassador to the UN and lecturer at the Geneva school of diplomacy, and Obrad Savic, founder and director of University of Singidunum. The programme will include a weekend trip to Prizren to visit the city’s cultural heritage of mosques and churches standing side-by-side.