20th Anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords: Bosnia’s Uncharted Future and Balkan Lessons for Global Application

Thursday, November 12, 2015 to Friday, November 13, 2015
Rennert Hall at the Kraft Center (606 West 115th Street)
Please join us for a two-day conference bringing together scholars and practitioners to assess the current political, economic and social development in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans and to review events of the past twenty years. Additionally, participants will discuss lessons learned from the 1995 peace agreement than can be applied to other war-stricken states around the world.
 
Thursday, November 12, 2015


3:00 pm: The conference will commence with a screening of the award-winning documentary Seeking Truth in the Balkans, about the legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia, which is slowly wrapping up its last cases in The Hague. The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Jennifer Trahan, New York University; Belinda Cooper, Columbia University and NYU; Richard Dicker, Human Rights Watch; moderated by Dijana Jelača, St. John's University.

 
6:00 pm: Keynote address by Kati Marton, award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and human rights advocate. She has authored eight books and is a former NPR and ABC News correspondent.
 
Marton has received many awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award for one-hour documentary on China; she was also a Gannett Fellow at Columbia University's School of Journalism in 1988 and she received a Philadelphia Press Association Award for Best Television Feature Story and a PBS Award for reporting from China. 
 
She has also received numerous accolades for her humanitarian works, among them the Marc H. Tannenbaum Foundation Award for the Advancement of Interreligious Understanding, and the Athens, Greece-based Kyriazis Foundation prize for the promotion of press freedom.
 
Friday, November 13, 2015
 
9:00 am: The socio-political consequences of Dayton for Bosnia and the Western Balkans: Dario Cepo (University of Zagreb), James Lyon (University of Gratz), Marija Sajkas (independent media expert and writer), Jessie Hronesova (University of Oxford), moderated by Jasmin Mujanovic (York University)
 
11:30 am: Dayton Lessons for Conflict-Stricken States: Ivana Cvetkovic Bajrovic (NED Senior Program Officer, Europe), Matthew Hodes (UN Alliance of Civilizations), Jennifer Trahan (NYU School of Global Affairs), Tanya Domi (Harriman Institute), moderated by Anna Di Lellio (NYU School of Global Affairs and New School)
 
 
Press: interview with Tanya Domi, adjunct professor of international and public affairs, on Voice of America Bosnian Service. 

 

Day 1
Day 2: Panel 1
Day 2: Panel 2