Bojan Francuz

Croatia - Serbia

  • Program Year
  • 2017-19
  • Country of Current Residence
  • Canada
  • City/Town of Current Residence
  • Montreal
  • Current Position
  • Sauvé Fellow
  • Organization
  • Jeanne Sauvé Foundation
  • Profession(s)
  • Community Organizer, Policy Advisor, Consultant

  • Sector(s)
  • Advocacy, Disarmament, Government, International Organizations, Security, Social justice
  • Language(s)
  • Serbo-Croatian, English, French (beginner), German (intermediate)
  • Interest(s) / Expertise
  • diplomacy, governance, international relations, negotiation, United Nations
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Impact Statement

Bojan is a foreign policy professional committed to providing practical policy and advocacy support to individuals and communities across the world working to prevent conflict and design inclusive decision making structures. He is passionate about issues of governance and self-determination, international security and disarmament efforts, diversity management, innovation, and future cities.



Bojan has served as a policy advisor on political and disarmament affairs at the Permanent Missions of Liechtenstein and Ireland to the United Nations in New York. In both roles, he worked to advance the foreign policy interests of each respective country in multilateral negotiations on collective peace and security efforts. Among others, he advised the government of the Principality of Liechtenstein on security and disarmament issues in the lead up to and during the international conference which produced nuclear weapons ban treaty, served as Ireland’s expert to the Security and Disarmament committee of the UN General Assembly, and spearheaded Liechtenstein’s engagement on the issue of political self-determination in collaboration with  Princeton University.

Before his career in international relations, Bojan worked as a community organizer in Chicago advocating for comprehensive immigration reform. He established the office in the city, and worked with undocumented migrants, activists, and leaders in the local tech-community.

Bojan graduated summa cum laude from St. Norbert College (Wisconsin) in 2013 with a honors in Political Science and International Affairs. After graduating, he took part in the transatlantic Humanity in Action Fellowship program in Amsterdam, Netherlands, studying the histories of discrimination, resistance and minority rights in Europe. Bojan is still actively involved in the work of Humanity in Action, an international human rights education organization based in New York, as a Senior Fellow and junior board member.

Bojan is also enthusiastic about literature, visual arts, international education and baseball.