Presenter Information

Muhamed Sacirbey

Location

Saint Louis University Pius XII Memorial Library

Description

An address by Bosnia’s first ambassador to the United Nations followed by a Q & A with the audience.

2:00pm Reception
3:00pm Lecture

Sponsors
Center for International Studies Department of Sociology and Anthropology Russian and Eastern European Studies Program Boeing Institute of International Business

Additional Notes

As Bosnia-Herzegovina’s first ambassador to the United Nations, Muhamed Sacirbey became familiar to many Americans between 1992 and 1995 as an eloquent and impassioned advocate for the defense of Bosnia-Herzegovina against genocide and aggression. A native of Sarajevo, he moved to the U.S. with his family at the age of eleven. A graduate of Tulane Law School and the Columbia Business School, he served as legal council to Standard & Poor’s when the war against Bosnia-Herzegovina began.

In addition to serving as U.N. ambassador, Mr. Sacirbey served briefly as foreign minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina following the assassination of Irfan Ljubijankic, resigning in 1995 to protest the Dayton Accord’s accommodations of Slobobdan Milosevic and “ethnic cleansing.” A key figure in the founding of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Ambassador Sacirbey remains a tireless proponent of justice for Bosnians living at home and abroad.

Co-sponsored by St. Louis Bosnians, Inc.

Event Type

Event

Start Date

27-2-2015 2:00 PM

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Feb 27th, 2:00 PM

An Afternoon with Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Saint Louis University Pius XII Memorial Library

An address by Bosnia’s first ambassador to the United Nations followed by a Q & A with the audience.

2:00pm Reception
3:00pm Lecture

Sponsors
Center for International Studies Department of Sociology and Anthropology Russian and Eastern European Studies Program Boeing Institute of International Business

 

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