The U.S. Department of State has awarded Susan Penksa, professor of political science, a follow-on Fulbright grant, allowing her to return to Bosnia and Herzegovina to build on the work of her 2007 fellowship and further the Fulbright mission of worldwide mutual understanding.
Penksa went to Bosnia and Herzegovina in March, where she presented research and lectured at the University of Sarajevo and the University of Tuzla. She is initiating a new research project focused on post-conflict reform in Bosnia and its future accession to the European Union and NATO. She is also conducting a feasibility study regarding the establishment of a Westmont study-abroad program in Sarajevo.
Penksa, an international security specialist, is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for European Studies (IES) in Brussels, Belgium, where she is co-authoring a book, “The European Union in Global Security: The Politics of Impact.”