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SUNY/CID Senior Associate Serves as OSCE Election Observer in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Oct. 2004


SUNY/CID Senior Associate Dr. Mark Baskin was deployed as an elections observer during local elections held in Bosnia on October 2, 2004 under the auspices of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and ODIHR (Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights). These elections were the first to be fully funded by Bosnian authorities, the first in which mayors were directly elected, and the first to address politically sensitive issues in the city of Mostar in southwest Bosnia-Herzegovina and in the district of Brcko in north-central Bosnia. Dr. Baskin observed the elections in the critically important area around Banja Luka, the capital of Republika Srpska, where, before joining SUNY/CID, he had established the United Nation's first Civil Affairs presence in early 1995. Electoral commissions in that region reportedly performed their jobs professionally and without incident.

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