John Bidwell

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BA Slavic Languages and Literatures 2002

Career: Captain, United States Marine Corps, Amphibious Assault Officer; currently (2007) on leave from service during graduate study at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo as holder of Fellowship from Olmsted Scholar Program. Working towards magisterij (master's degree) in Political Science.

Languages: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Montenegrin

Countries lived in: USA, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)

Countries visited: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Malta, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Where is he now (2007): Sarajevo, BiH

Favorite place: He often travels without his family to "undesirable" places, so his favorite place is wherever his family is.

Hobbies: Brazilian jiu jitsu, running, classical guitar

Favorite food: Mexican

Favorite drink: Bosnian coffee

Favorite saying: Svaki početak je težak ('Every beginning is difficult' in Bosnian)

Favorite book: Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield


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