Mr. Ian Bancroft
Ian Bancroft is currently EULEX's coordinator for north Kosovo, having served as head of the Brčko Office of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ian was previously the executive director of TransConflict, an organization undertaking conflict transformation projects and research. Ian has written for The Guardian, UN Global Experts and Business New Europe on Western Balkan affairs, focusing primarily on Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and has provided analysis and insight to a variety of media outlets, including the BBC, Radio Free Europe and Voice of America. Ian is also the author of a chapter, entitled ‘Reconciliation through Recognition’, in ‘The Yugoslav Example: Violence, War and Difficult Ways Towards Peace’. Ian has delivered trainings on conflict sensitivity to UN staff in south Serbia, taught a course on south Serbia at Singidunum University’s Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) in Belgrade and was part of a UN-funded research team exploring the drivers of conflict in south Serbia. Ian has spoken at a number of international conferences on a range of topics related to peacebuilding in post-war contexts. Ian was previously employed as a consultant to the Democratization Department of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he worked on strengthening local governance and civil society. He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the London School of Economics (LSE), focusing primarily on democracy and democratization, particularly in deeply-divided societies.
- Bacevic, Jana, Ian Bancroft, Orli Fridman, and Jelena Tošić. "The Conflict and its Aftermath in South Serbia–Social and Ethnic Relations, Agency and Belonging in Presevo and Bujanovac." (2011).
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