Mirsad Hadzikadic, executive director of analytical programs, is seeking the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In a Charlotte Observer article, Hadzikadic, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, said he is running because "it is important to contribute to the country you owe so much to, especially when it is in trouble. Everyone must contribute. One cannot sit on the couch and expect others to do his or her job."
Founding dean of the UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics, Hadzikadic currently is director of the Complex Systems Institute and a professor of Software and Information Systems.
Fatma Mili, dean of the College of Computing and Informatics, noted, “Leadership has no borders. Mirsad has taken several leadership roles in the college … and he has an exceptional combination of intellectual depth and breadth, a deep compassion for others and a strong sense of duty. We have seen these qualities exhibited in every role he held here in CCI.”
Bosnia and Herzegovina is on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe.