The Work of the Carnegie Endowment in the Balkans after World War I: The University of Belgrade, 1919-1926

Thursday, November 3, 2011
12:00pm - 1:30pm
1219 International Affairs Building

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Nadine Akhund, Ph.D., Sorbonne University.

Among the significant features of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), was not only the study of the causes but also of the impacts of the wars on civilian populations. Following World War One, the Carnegie Endowment revitalized its effort to promote international conciliation and undertook major works of reconstruction throughout Europe. Starting in 1919, the Endowment financed the construction of several university and public libraries in Belgium, France and Yugoslavia. In Belgrade, the project was supervised by Leo Capser, a former lieutenant in the US Navy nominated as the head of the Carnegie Committee in Belgrade.