The Friday Morning Lecture Series presents:

A Cold Peace: Bosnia on the 15th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement
presented by R. Bruce Hitchner, director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Tufts University
Friday, October 8, 2010 at 10 the McCarthy Meeting Room

Fifteen years after the United States brokered the Dayton Peace Agreement ending the war in Bosnia, ethnic divisions between Serbs, Croats, and Muslims in the country remain strong. Why is this, and what are the lessons for future interventions in ethnic conflicts?

Hitchner is Professor of Classics and International Relations and director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Tufts University.

Hitchner is also the Chairman of the Dayton Peace Accords Project (Dayton Project), a non-governmental organization. Hitchner was a member of the negotiating team that assisted the political parties of Bosnia in producing the April 2006 Package of Constitutional Amendments. Under Hitchner’s direction, the Dayton Project has organized numerous international conferences, and workshops on the Dayton Peace Process, Kosovo, Montenegro, and other Balkans issues attended by the international community, regional specialists, journalists, business leaders, non-governmental organizations, and representatives from the successor states of the former Yugoslavia.
Hitchner has testified before the US Congress on the Balkans. He is the co-author with Marshall Harris, Michael Scharf, and Paul Williams of Making Justice Work: The Report of the Century Foundation / Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Apprehending Indicated War Criminals. (Brookings Institution Press, 1999), Hitchner has also published opeds, papers, or conducted interviews for the United States Institute of Peace, Center for Strategic and International Studies, International Centre for Democratic Transition (Budapest), International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, Dayton Daily News Providence Journal, War and Peace Reporting, The Economist, The Guardian, Congressional Research Service, the Voice of America, Marketplace (PRI) and Odyssey, (Chicago Public Radio), Radio Free Europe, Voice of America, and leading Bosnian newspapers, including Dnevi Avaz, Osloblodjenie, and Nezavisne Novine.

Hitchner also served as Chairman of the Classics Department at Tufts University from 2003 to 2009 and Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology from 1998 to 2006. He has just returned from a Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford (Hilary Term 2010). In
2002-2003 he was Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellow at the Center for Human Values at Princeton University. In 1994-1995 he was a By-Fellow at Churchill College Cambridge. He has published extensively in the history and archaeology of the Roman World and has directed archaeological projects in North Africa and France supported by the National Geographic Society, National Endowment of the Humanities, French Ministry of Culture, and United States Information Agency.

Hitchner is currently serving on the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. New England Association of Schools and Colleges. From
1996 to 2003 he served as director of the Center for International Programs at the University of Dayton.

He received his B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University, A.M. from the University of Chicago, and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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This lecture is part of the Friday Morning Lecture Series sponsored by the Library and Learning in Retirement Association. It is funded by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library.
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