Sunday, September 9, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 9,2007) - The international community's former high representative in Bosnia, German diplomat Christian Schwarz-Schilling, said he will teach political science at a Sarajevo university.

Schwarz-Schilling concluded his term as the international community's high representative in Bosnia in June, but promised he would in some way remain engaged in the country.

He said Friday he had signed a contract with the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, a private university, to teach students political science and international relations as of October.

"For me, it is a very attractive opportunity to present my ideas and experiences to the young generation, which will have to lead this country in the future," he told press in Sarajevo.

Schwarz-Schilling resigned from the German government in 1992 in protest at Germany's inability to stop the fighting in former Yugoslavia.

He immediately became involved in delivering humanitarian aid to genocide victims in Bosnia, and then joined political efforts to bring an end to the Serbian,Montenegrin and Croatian aggressions against Bosnia.

Head of the university, Ejup Ganic, told reporters the new professor was "the best choice to teach our students about international relations and world politics."

"Our students are interested in how decisions are made in governments of strong countries like Germany," Ganic said.

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