Nationalist politicians and media fueled Yugoslavia’s bloody dissolution. Today the region’s peoples remain deeply divided by contradictory accounts of what happened.
- What are the great controversies that divide Bosniaks, Croats, Serbs, Slovenes and Kosovars?
- To what extent can the region’s scholars bridge the divide by forging a single, yet multilateral narrative?
- What obstacles and other challenges must they confront?
- What kind of an impact can such an approach have on the peace-building process in the Balkans? Elsewhere?
- Judy Barsalou, U.S. Institute of Peace
- Mile Bjelajac, Institute of Contemporary History, Belgrade
- Darko Gavrilovic, University of Banja Luka
- James Gow, King’s College, London
- Ylber Hysa, Member, Kosovo Assembly
- Charles Ingrao, Purdue University
- Dusan Janjic, University of Belgrade
- Matjaz Klemencic, University of Ljubljana
- Julie Mertus, American University
- Rodger Potocki, National Endowment for Democracy
- Drago Roksandic, University of Zagreb
- Gale Stokes, Rice University
- Daniel Serwer, U.S. Institute of Peace
The Scholars' Initiative:
- Charles Ingrao's Remarks
(With introductory remarks by Judy Barsalou and Rodger Potocki)
26 min - 7MB
- Gale Stokes's Remarks 11 min - 3MB
- Drago Roksandic's Remarks 10 min - 2MB
- Matjaz Klemencic's Remarks 12 min - 3MB
- Charles Ingrao's Remarks 10 min - 2MB
- Darko Gavrilovic's Remarks 7 min - 1MB
- Mile Bjelajac's Remarks 11 min - 3MB
- Q&A session with the panel 40 min - 11MB
Kosovo & the ICTY:
- Julie Mertus's Remarks
(With introductory remarks by Dan Serwer, read by John Crist)
10 min - 2MB
- Dusan Janjic's Remarks 11 min - 3MB
- Ylber Hysa's Remarks 10 min - 2MB
- James Gow's Remarks 22 min - 6MB
- Q&A Session (Moderated by Daniel Serwer) 47 min - 13MB
Roundtable Discussion: Problems & Prospects
- Roundtable Discussion 60 min - 18MB