Location

Fontbonne University, Medaille Hall

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Presentation of the 2021 Civic Courage Award to Elvedin Pašić.

Reception and award ceremony followed by remarks from Pašić. In English.

Medaille Hall is located behind (south) of Ryan Hall in the middle of the Fontbonne campus.

The Civic Courage Award was established in 2015 and is awarded for courageous commitment to the civic values of respect, equality, and pluralism that represent the best traditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Recipients are presented with the award at a formal ceremony and reception hosted by the Center for Bosnian Studies.

Additional Notes

A survivor of the genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Elvedin Pašić was the first witness to testify in 2012 at the war crimes trial of the military commander Ratko Mladić by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. His five-hour testimony was instrumental in convicting Mladić of extermination, forcible deportation, and murder. (Mladić was also found guilty of numerous other crimes against humanity, including genocide.) As a witness, Mr. Pašić has provided evidence that continues to stand as a bulwark against genocide and genocide denial. As a U.S. citizen, he has earned the gratitude and respect of his adopted community, to which he has contributed personally and professionally.

Event Type

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Start Date

20-12-2021 6:00 PM

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Dec 20th, 6:00 PM

Civic Courage Award: 2021

Fontbonne University, Medaille Hall

Presentation of the 2021 Civic Courage Award to Elvedin Pašić.

Reception and award ceremony followed by remarks from Pašić. In English.

Medaille Hall is located behind (south) of Ryan Hall in the middle of the Fontbonne campus.

The Civic Courage Award was established in 2015 and is awarded for courageous commitment to the civic values of respect, equality, and pluralism that represent the best traditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Recipients are presented with the award at a formal ceremony and reception hosted by the Center for Bosnian Studies.

 

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