Jakob Finci

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Jakob Finci "trained as a lawyer in Sarajevo and worked in commercial law until the Bosnian war. During the war, Mr. Finci accepted his current position as president of La Benevolencija, a Jewish educational, cultural, and humanitarian society. La Benevolencija provides aid to all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, regardless of religion. Mr. Finci has recently started the Interreligious Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This group is working towards reconciliation between the three ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina; their goal is to achieve peace and coexistence through reconciliation. In addition, Mr. Finci is the Executive Director of the Soros Foundation for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and vice-president of FONDEKO, a foundation for improvement of the quality of life and sustainable development in Sarajevo." [1]

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  1. Brandeis International Fellows 1998-2000, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, accessed September 22, 2007.