- The Odyssey for Democracy: Embracing the Vision of Hope and Change in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Charlotte and UNC Charlotte: Growing Up Together
The Odyssey for Democracy: Embracing the Vision of Hope and Change in Bosnia and HerzegovinaSpotlight
Mirsad Hadžkadić never planned for a life in politics. Yet, in 2018, he decided to run for the Bosniak presidential council seat in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mirsad made the life-changing decision to run, despite the fact that he had a successful, thirty-year career as a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and very little experience in politics outside of academia. However, a conversation with a dear friend from Sarajevo planted the idea in his mind. Samir Avdaković suggested that he run for office because “there may never be another election in Bosnia and...
Charlotte and UNC Charlotte: Growing Up TogetherSpotlight
Charlotte might have built the nation’s first tax-supported university had an institution begun in 1771 survived the American Revolution, but it did not. Over the years, other efforts to establish a public college or university also failed. By the end of World War II when thousands of returning veterans sought an education on the GI Bill, the city found itself without a public institution to accommodate them. This is the story of visionary citizens and their valiant effort to fill that void. It is the story of Bonnie Cone and the other community leaders who shared her dream: Elmer...
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