Mr. Ibrahim Begić holds an M.A. in European Regional Master’s Program in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe, from the University of Bologna and the University of Sarajevo. He graduated with Honors from the State University of New York in Legal Studies, and from the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Comparative and International Law.
After his studies, he worked for various NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region on human rights issues, reconciliation, peacebuilding, and youth participation. He was an active participant in many regional projects regarding education, cultural and cross border cooperation in the Western Balkans. Prior to IISG Secretariat, he worked as project assistant for Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) in Tirana, Albania on EU funded project “Enhancing youth cooperation and youth exchanges in the Western Balkans 6.” He worked as a legal officer for four years in consulting and finance firms in Sarajevo, BiH. Mr. Begić is an alumnus of the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation from New York, holds a certificate in Raphael Lemkin Seminars for National Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention.
He is fluent in English and an independent French and Spanish user.