On the tenth anniversary of the Dayton Peace Conference, on November 17, 2005, the trilogy of Adamir Jerkovic "Alija close-up" was promoted in Sarajevo in the crowded hall of the Federation Army House. The title of the trilogy is intrinsically intriguing, and the name of the cycle "East of Dayton" helps us to determine the coordinates in which Adamir Jerković sees the character and work of the first president of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
One of the promoters of the book said that Jerkovic, as a close associate of Alija Izetbegovic, is faithfully telling about the first and uncertain steps of the country created and disjointed by Dayton Agreement. Presenting the trilogy, the promoters pointed out that the author, who was the adviser to Alija Izetbegović in the post-Dayton period, recorded interesting and some little known details from the time when Bosnia and Herzegovina struggled heavily to get on its feet. Because the Trilogy contains descriptions of important events and their actors and in whose center of attention, surely, is the first President of BiH, which, as stated by prof. Dr. Mirko Pejanović "thanks to Jerković we meet in different situations, as a politician and a common man, in moments of joy, sorrow, hope and anticipation, but also painful disappointments ...
The foreword to this historically relevant trilogy, which caused great interest in the domestic and foreign public, was written by the first Austrian ambassador to B&H Dr Valentin Inzko. Reviewers and promoters are eminent scientists from four Bosnian-Herzegovinian constitutive people: historian, prof. Dr. Enver Imamović (Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo), Islamologist - prof.dr. Šefik Kurdić (University of Zenica), political scientist - prof.dr. Mirko Pejanović (Faculty of Political Science in Sarajevo) and philosopher, academician Prof. Vladimir Vlasov (Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo).
Already 51 promotions have been held in the following cities: Sarajevo, Jablanica, Visoko, Konjic, Kakanj, Zavidovići, Goražde, Ključ, Breza, Ilijaš, Gradačac, Olovo, Živinice, Mostar, Maglaj, Sanski Most, Bosanska Krupa, Bužim, Općina Novi Grad, Čelić, Teočak, Sapna, Lukavac, Banovići, Srebrenik, Bugojno, Doboj-Istok, Travnik, Dubrovnik, Gračanica, Donji Vakuf, Općina Doboj-Jug, Cazin, Bihać, Tešanj, Jajce, Odžak, Pula, Umag, Sisak, Karlovac, Kopar, Rijeka, Rovinj, Osijek, Slavonski Brod, Gunja, Brčko, Celje, Mariboru, Zadru i Istanbulu.
Promotions have been agreed in other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and diaspora. The trilogy has caused great interest in international diplomatic circles. Following the promotion in Sarajevo, almost all ambassadors accredited to Bosnia and Herzegovina, including senior representatives Paddy Ashdown, Wolfgang Petritsch and Christian Schwarz Schilling, who all received Jerkovic.
Publisher: «Dom štampe». The book is printed in three volumes (a hard laminated coverr) and packed in a design box, which follows the basic look of the book cover.
Page count: 905. Format: 17x24
Born 22.2.1958. In Nemila as the first son of Hasan and Sevleta Jerkovic.
Journalistic career began in the Zenica newspaper “Our Word” in 1976, where he writes feuilleton “In the Encounter with Colombia”, in which he introduces countries participating in the fifth non-aligned summit movement. He started working at Radio Zenica in 1977, where he passed all the stages of journalistic career, from journalist to editor-in-chief. As the Secretary of the Presidency of OK SSRNJ Zenica (Socialist Alliance of the Working People of Yugoslavia) he was elected in 1989, and from that position he was nominated for the President of the Municipality of Zenica. He was elected councilor of the Municipality of Zenica, but he resigned soon. He was a longtime journalist – correspondent of RTV Sarajevo, and during the aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina, the editor-in-chief of the TV district of Zenica – ITC RTV BiH.
He is a writer of numerous analytical articles and comments for domestic and foreign press. He edited a well-known and highly-attended political show “Meetings of the Worlds”, which was broadcast weekly in the Radio-Zenica program. This show not only did the analysis of the events, but accompanied by correspondents from abroad and reporting about Bosnia and Herzegovina in the centers of world political powers. After the war, he switched to the foreign-political editorial office of TVBiH, publishing comments and analyzes that remain remarkable in the public of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.
Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Alija Izetbegović entrusted him with the position of advisor in his cabinet in 1997. He was a member of state delegations in bilateral meetings with heads of state, prime ministers and world leaders, as well as at international conferences dedicated to B&H, from donor to Stability Pact for South East Europe, July 30, 1999. At the time of strengthening of B&H institutions, as a person with an international public relations certificate, he was appointed as the first spokesperson of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He led delegations in the country and beyond its borders.
After the withdrawal of the President of B&H Alija Izetbegović from the active politics on 14 October 2000, he retained the function of advisor to the new member of the Presidency of B&H Halid Genjac and his successor Beriz Belkic.
By decision of the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina he was appointed on 24 March 2000 as the President of the Management Board of the Postal Bank of BH and he has been performing this duty successfully for two years. He was also elected to the first management of the new business entity – JP BH Post, where he served as assistant general manager. After that, from 2003 to 2007 he is the Advisor to the Federal Minister of Labor and Social Policy for Legal and Economic Affairs.
After that, he was appointed on April 26, 2007 for the Director of the Archive of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He encounters the Archives with seriously disturbed relations, but he succeeds in establishing a good working atmosphere and enviable working and technological discipline in a short time. He opens the Archives of Federation of B&H Federation to the local environment and establishes institutional links with many archives in the world.
He is the President of the Commission for the Professional Archivist Examination of the FBiH since 2007, and since 2009 he is the President of the Managing Board of the Association of Archival and Administrative Workers of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the two professional associations of archivists.
Awards and recognitions
He was awarded several times for journalistic engagement, and he received the first award of the Association of Journalists of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zenica “Golden Pen” on two occasions (1981 and 1983)
He was also awarded the most significant archival award awarded by the Federation Archive “Plaque king Tvrtko Prvi Kotromanić” for international presentation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, total archival contribution as well as stabilization of the Archive of the Federation of BiH.