Zilka Spahić Šiljak

Occupation: Program Director and Professor of Gender Studies

Place of employment: TPO Foundation, Faculty of Philosophy in Zenica and Roehampton University in London

Areas of interest: gender topics, religion, politics, peacebuilding, intercultural and interreligious dialogue and leadership

Education is the future, but only education that drives both the mind and the heart can build a whole personality.

Amina Mašić

Occupation: Project coordinator

Place of employment: TPO Foundation

Areas of interest: business communication, public relations, marketing, writing and media reporting

Change is all we need to achieve our goals, dreams and be happy. Then everything changes and goes in the right direction.

Neven Misaljević

Occupation: Art technician and graphic designer

Place of employment: TPO Foundation

Areas of interest: Graphic design, drawing, comics and art

“Say what you want to say. Inspire. Don’t forget that change always starts with ideas.” Neil Gaiman

Muhamed Velagić

Muhamed Velagić was born on February 14, 1985 in Mostar. He completed his primary education and a part of his secondary education in the Federal Republic of Germany. He completed his high school education in 2004 as a student of the Gymnasium in Mostar. After graduating from high school, he became enrolled in an English language school at the International University in Sarajevo as a requirement for the study of International Relations at the Faculty of Management and Public Administration of the International University in Sarajevo.  After successfully completing the undergraduate study of International Relations, he went on with his postgraduate studies in the field of Religious Studies at the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies at the University of Sarajevo. The study program Religious Studies was organized as a cooperation project between the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Sarajevo, the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages ​​of Oslo University and the Department of Religious Studies of Arizona State University and Copenhagen University. During his postgraduate studies, he emphasized his interest in interreligious and intercultural dialogue, as well as the phenomenon of complex collective identification in contemporary cultures. He defended his doctoral dissertation entitled “The Impact of Cultural Isolationism – Reinterpretating Complex Religious Identities through Interreligious Dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina” in 2019 at the Department for Cultural Studies, of the International University of Sarajevo. He is fluent in English, German and Turkish.