He was born in 1981, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated from Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo, in 2005 and completed his Master studies in the field of international relations at Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University in Berlin and University of Potsdam (2008). He obtained a PhD degree at University of Sarajevo, in 2014. The topic of his PhD thesis was “Democratization in Multiethnic States“.
He currently teaches following subjects at Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo: Comparative Politics, Public Opinion, Civil Society, Non-state Actors in International Politics, Post-conflict Societies and State Building.
He has published a dozen scientific and expert papers in international journals, as well as book chapters focused on democracy and institutions in post-conflict societies, multiethnic states and role of the European Union in international community. PhD Kapidžić is engaged as Project Associate on several projects implemented by London School of Economics, universities in Basel, Belgrade, Zurich, Ljubljana and Zagreb, Foundation Friedrich Ebert in BiH, Center for Social Research Analitika and Centre for Security Studies in Sarajevo. He carried out field research in East Africa in 2012 and 2014, as part of LSE project team. He is member of Political Sciences Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina, International Studies Association and American Political Science Association.