Lidija Obad

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Lidija Obad "is a Croatian woman whose life was changed by the war between Croatia and Serbia. Ms. Obad has taught English at the University of Osijek for the past 18 years. Since 1992, she has also worked as a coordinator for the Center for Peace, Nonviolence, and Human Rights in Osijek. The Center for Peace, Nonviolence, and Human Rights works to protect human rights, provide peace education and psychosocial support to populations affected by war, and to rebuild confidence between Croats and Serbs. Ms. Obad's work has focused on ecumenical projects in Croatia; these projects help people overcome the feelings of mistrust, hatred, and frustration brought about by war. Ms. Obad deals with topics which include reconciliation, forgiveness, justice, and victimhood." [1]

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