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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 a.m.in 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 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
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).
Hitchner is currently serving on the Commission
on Institutions of Higher Education. New England Association of Schools
and Colleges. From
He received his B.A. from the Pennsylvania State
University, A.M. from the University of Chicago, and Ph.D. from the University
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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