Founder and Executive Director of the Post-Conflict Research Centre (PCRC), Velma Šarić has extensive academic and professional experience in the fields of sociology, genocide studies, international law and war crimes. She obtained her BA in Political Science at the University of Sarajevo’s Faculty of Political Science and MA in Sociology. Šarić is a journalist by training and has worked for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN). She has also worked as a researcher on numerous projects, publications and films about the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, and has planned and implemented several successful Sarajevo-based international summer school programs, conferences, and workshops focusing on the themes of genocide, justice, peace building and reconciliation. Additionally, Šarić has worked as the Bosnian producer on the PBS film, “Women, War, and Peace”, and the documentary “USPOMENE 677″, which reveals the legacy that concentration camp detainment has left behind in BiH by observing the day-to-day experiences of 3 BiH teenagers and 3 former concentration camp detainees. Šarić recently coordinated the first UN workshop focusing on strategies for genocide prevention in Bosnia and the Former Yugoslavia and organized a conference on concentration camp detainment in coordination with the Association for Concentration Camp Detainees in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the summer of 2010.
Velma Šarić is WARM Sarajevo project manager.