Edi Jurkovic is a knowledge management assistant at the George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR). He is currently pursuing his master’s degree at S-CAR, and he is interested in military–civilian cooperation and conflict resolution in Africa and South East Asia. He is the President of the Geographic Information System (GIS) student organization and Vice President of the “Global Problematic” student working group.
Edi is simultaneously pursuing a Master’s degree in Diplomatic-Consular Law at the Law School in his hometown of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Edi comes from a military background and was a commissioned officer in the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina after the 1992-95 war. His final post was at the Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC), a U.N. and NATO accredited training center, where he taught courses in anti-corruption, negotiation, and UN/NATO/EU Peace Keeping Operations. He also was PSOTC’s representative with NATO, Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), Partnership for Peace (PfP), the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI), and individual partner states. He organized and conducted many seminars, training courses, and panel discussions, mainly in the field of Civil-Military Cooperation in Peace Support Operations (PSO), gender integration, and building integrity and Security Sector Reforms (SSR). His exposure to post-conflict Bosnia and its partner nations gave him essential experience in dealing with conflict and its aftermath.