Bosnia and Hercegovina: Remembering Genocide, Finding a Path Forward
The Balkan Wars of the 1990s led by Slobodan Milošević of Serbia took place in a time of international turmoil. The Soviet Union was collapsing, the U.S. was engaged in the Gulf War, and Europeans were trying to assert a common identity. Serb nationalists led by Slobodan Milošević took advantage of the situation to embark on a project of creating a “Greater Serbia.” The wars unleashed by the Serbs led to ethnic cleansing and genocide. What forces were at play to enable another series of European mass atrocity crimes? What role did the United States, the United Nations, and the European Community play in enabling these crimes? How did the Dayton Accords end the killing, but cement division and corruption? What are the limits of transitional justice? What can we learn about the process of genocide and our responsibility to intervene and prevent? What can we learn from those who were its targets? How do we move forward?
Presenters: Thomas White, Coordinator of Educational Outreach, Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Hikmet Karcic, Global Fellow, Keene State College
County Hall formerly the Old Court House Main Street Keene, NH
Free and open to the public.
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