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20 Years After Srebrenica: Bosnia and Herzegovina Today

This series of events throughout the fall 2015 semester marks the anniversaries of both the Srebrenica Massacre (in July 1995 more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed in and around the town of Srebrenica by units of the Army of Republika Srpska under the command of General Ratko Mladić) and the anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords, reached in November 1995 under the leadership of Richard Holbrooke of the Clinton Administration. The accords formally put an end to three-and-a-half years of a devastating and genocidal war.

This series explores the state of Bosnian society today, the country’s ongoing and debilitating division into two administrative units, Bosniak-Croat Federation and Republika Srpska, and what has happened to the cultural life of the country and its capital, Sarajevo.

20 Years After Srebrenica is presented by the Department of Art and Art History, the Office of International Education, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of English, The Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Bosnian American Association RVA, and the World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond.

Schedule of Events

Catalogue of Silence: Sarajevo's Museum and Libraries After the 1992-1995 War
Aug. 19 - Dec. 15
Carole Weinstein International Center Gallery

The Geography of Genocide in Bosnia: Redeeming the Earth
Sept. 10, 6 p.m.
Carole Weinstein International Center Commons

The Never-ending Peace: How Bosnia became Stuck in the Dayton Accords
Wed., Sept. 23, 5 p.m.
Carole Weinstein International Center Commons

Poetry Reading
Wed., Oct. 21, 6 p.m.
Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room

The State of Culture in Post-Communist Europe
Thurs., Oct. 22, 5 p.m.
Carole Weinstein International Center Commons

Greetings from Sarajevo: Graphic Design and Activism
Wed., Nov. 4, 1 p.m.
Visual Arts Building, Room 215             

War and Graphic Design: Postcards from Sarajevo
Thurs., Nov. 5, 6 p.m.
Carole Weinstein International Center, International Commons

Maja Bajevic: Video Screening and Lecture

Bosnia and Herzegovina Today: Photos by Tanja Softić