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2020
Thursday, November 5th
9:00 AM

Preserving Old Memories in a New Life: Bosnian Diaspora in St. Louis | Bosnia, 25 Years After the Dayton Accords

Adna Karamehic-Oates, Fontbonne University
Genocide Studies Program, Yale University
Southern Connecticut State University

Online

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This presentation was part of an international two-day virtual symposium: Bosnia, 25 Years After the Dayton Accords.

From November 1-21, 1995, the presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia met at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base outside of Dayton, Ohio, along with high-level officials from the United States, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom. All were seeking an end to the war in Bosnia that had taken over 100,000 lives over the course of the previous 3+ years.

The peace agreement that resulted – known as the Dayton Accords – did exactly that, but were quickly recognized as flawed and problematic. Now, 25 years later, the costs of peace as spelled out in the Accords have become clearer. We take this opportunity to look back at the Accords and to consider the trajectory of Bosnian politics in the quarter-century that has passed since then.

Hosted by the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University, the Southern Connecticut State University Office of Academic Affairs, and the Southern Connecticut State University Judaic Studies Program.

Free admission is free; registration required.

Sunday, July 5th
2:00 PM

Bosnian Genocide and Its Aftermath: A Scholars' Panel

Adna Karamehic-Oates, Fontbonne University
Anne Gilliland, University of California, Los Angeles
David Pettigrew, Southern Connecticut State University
Hariz Halilovich, RMIT University, Melbourne

Online

2:00 PM

A panel discussion to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

Scholars in the fields of genocide, memory, and archival studies address ongoing revisionist efforts about what happened in Srebrenica and discuss the importance of countering this rhetoric in order to defend the truth.

Friday, May 15th
2:00 PM

25 Years: Being Bosnian American in St. Louis

Benjamin Moore, Fontbonne University
Adna Karamehic-Oates, Fontbonne University
Akif Cogo

Online

2:00 PM

This online panel discussion was part of the Missouri Historical Society's STL History Live series.

2019
Tuesday, March 12th
6:00 PM

Two Schools / Dvije škole

Srđan Šarenac

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

6:00 PM

Midwestern premiere of the documentary followed by a conversation with director Srđan Šarenac.

2018
Friday, September 28th
6:00 PM

Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY's Impact in Bosnia and Serbia

Diane Orentlicher

Affton HIgh School Auditorium

6:00 PM

A public presentation and book signing by DIane Orentlicher, an internationally renowned scholar on human rights law and war crimes tribunals.

2017
Tuesday, April 11th
6:00 PM

Influence of Income and Education on Health Outcomes of Bosnian Refugees in the United States

Tanja Zlatkovic Zanin, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Fontbonne University, East Building

6:00 PM

6:00pm: Reception, East Foyer
6:30pm: Lecture, East 101

2016
Thursday, November 10th
2:00 PM

Civic Courage Award: 2016

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University
Refik Hodžić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

2:00 PM

Presentation of the 2016 Civic Courage Award to Refik Hodžić.

Reception and Award Ceremony | Medaille Hall
Friday, December 9th at 6pm

Public Address | Lewis Room, Taylor Library
Saturday, December 10 at 2pm

The Civic Courage Award was established in 2015 and is awarded annually for courageous commitment to the civic values of respect, equality, and pluralism that represent the best traditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Thursday, October 6th
5:30 PM

Kinship Variations and Ethnic Identity

Keith Doubt, Wittenberg University

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

5:30 PM

A public address by professor Keith Doubt of Wittenberg University.

In collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Saint Louis University.

Thursday, May 26th
6:30 PM

Re-Making Kozarac: Agency, Reconciliation, and Contested Return in Post-War Bosnia.

Sebina Sevic-Bryant

Fontbonne University, Anheuser-Busch Hall

6:30 PM

A presentation by author and anthropologist Sebina Sevic-Bryant. Discussion following.

102 Anheuser-Busch Hall

2015
Sunday, November 22nd
6:00 PM

Operacija Sana 95: Nedovrsena Pobjeda

Avdo Huseinović

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

A screening of Avdo Huseinović's documentary film, Operacija Sana 95: Nedovrsena Pobjeda [Operation Sana 95: Unfinished Victory]. Following the screening, Huseinović will discuss the film and take questions from the audience.

In Bosnian.

4:45 PM

Reception for Senada Pargan-Cvrk

Senada Pargan-Cvrk
Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Taylor Library

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

A public reception for filmmaker and author Senada Pargan-Cvrk, including a signing of her most recent book Tama Srebrene Svjetlosti. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

In Bosnian. Bosnian refreshments served.

Saturday, November 21st
3:00 PM

Living with Dayton

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On the twentieth anniversary of the initiating of the Dayton Agreement, members of St. Louis’s survivor community reflect critically on Dayton’s complicated and troubling legacy.

In English.

2:30 PM

Remembering Srebrenica

Ron Klutho

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Ron Klutho and young survivors of the Srebrenica genocide speak about their exhibit, Srebrenica Remembrance: 20 Years after the Genocide.

In English.

1:00 PM

Srebrenica Remembrance 20 Years after the Genocide: Opening Reception

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Taylor Library

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Opening Reception for Srebrenica Remembrance 20 Years after the Genocide, an exhibition of text, video, and artifacts on display through January 2016. Originally shown on July 9, 2015 at the Missouri History Museum, this exhibit was developed by Ron Klutho in collaboration with the Association of Survivors of the Srebrenica Genocide in St. Louis and the Young Srebrenicansof St. Louis.

In English; Bosnian refreshments served.

Saturday, June 13th
6:00 PM

Civic Courage Award: 2015

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University
Kemal Kurspahić
Vesna Kurspahić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

6:00 PM

Reception and Award Ceremony

Music provided by Amir Salesevic.

The Civic Courage Award was established in 2015 and is awarded annually for courageous commitment to the civic values of respect, equality, and pluralism that represent the best traditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Tuesday, March 3rd
7:00 PM

Bosnian Journeys: Generations

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Washington University, Edison Theatre

7:00 PM

A reprise collaborative performance with the St. Louis Symphony Chamber Ensemble.

Friday, February 27th
2:00 PM

An Afternoon with Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Muhamed Sacirbey

Saint Louis University Pius XII Memorial Library

2:00 PM

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

2014
Friday, November 28th
7:00 PM

Hijacked Memories and the Geography of Genocide in Bosnian Places of Pain

Hariz Halilovich, RMIT University, Melbourne

Fontbonne University, Anheuser-Busch Hall

7:00 PM

An evening with Bosnian author and anthropologist Hariz Halilovich. Presentation followed by a discussion.

103 Anheuser-Busch Hall

Friday, October 24th
7:00 PM

Pretty Village

Kemal Pervanić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

Public screening of Pretty Village followed by a discussion with filmmaker and activist Kemal Pervanić.

Thursday, May 29th
5:30 PM

Bosnian Born

Sejla Holland
Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Fine Arts Gallery

5:30 PM

Opening reception at Fontbonne University, including cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and traditional Bosnian music by Amir Salesevic and Edo Sadikovic. Remarks by Dr. Ben Moore – Director of the Bosnia Memory Project, Sejla Holland – Bosnian Born Creator and Curator, and Elma Mujanovic – President of Friends of Bosnia-Herzegovina St. Louis.

Wednesday, March 19th
8:00 PM

Bosnian Journeys: Generations

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Powell Hall, 718 No. Grand Blvd.

8:00 PM

This powerful concert weaves personal narrative with Sevdah, the folk music tradition of Bosnia, to tell the stories of our Bosnian neighbors in St. Louis. The concert includes a performance of Albinoni's Adagio in G minor, a piece played by Vedran Smailovic, 'the Cellist of Sarajevo', at multiple sites of destruction during the siege of Sarajevo to honor those who lost their lives.

Doors open at 6:30pm; no tickets required. Post-concert reception with complimentary Divna Sljivivica (plum brandy) and Sarajevo Beer.

2013
Friday, April 12th
4:00 PM

Being Bosnian: Identities After the War

Esad Boškailo
Amila Buturović
Aleksandar Hemon
Refik Hodžić
Patrick McCarthy

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A two-day symposium featuring presentations by Esad Boškailo, Amila Buturović, Aleksandar Hemon, Refik Hodžić, and Patrick McCarthy.

Sunday, February 10th
8:00 PM

Prvi Mart in North America

Edin Ramulić
Refik Hodžić
Emir Suljagić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

8:00 PM

A presentation by Edin Ramulić, Refik Hodžić, and Emir Suljagić of the Prvi Mart initiative, which marked the beginning of Prvi Mart activities in North America.

2012
Sunday, April 29th
2:00 AM

20 Years After Prijedor

Refik Hodžić

2:00 AM

A presentation by Refik Hodžić, Communications Director for the International Center for Transitional Justice, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the beginnings of genocide in Prijedor.

Wednesday, April 18th
8:00 PM

From St. Louis to Sarajevo: Hadassah's Response to War and Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Elsie Roth

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

8:00 PM

A lecture and slide presentation by Elsie Roth, RN, MSN, leader of Hadassah's relief effort in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 1993, 1994, and 1995, Ms. Roth repeatedly visited the besieged city of Sarajevo to deliver relief supplies and meet with Sarajevans in all walks of life.

Sunday, April 15th
3:00 PM

The Lost Jewish World of Sarajevo

James Stone Goodman

Fontbonne University, Taylor Library

3:00 PM

Rabbi James Stone Goodman weaves music and poetry to tell stories of the lost world of Sarajevo.

Friday, April 6th
6:00 PM

Remembering Sarajevo: 20 Years After the Beginning of the Siege

Ertana Džidžović
Sukrija Džidžović
Rita Csapó-Sweet, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Bosnian Chamber of Commerce | St. Louis, MO

6:00 PM

Bosnian journalists Sukrija and Ertana Dzidzovic speak about their experiences in Sarajevo during the siege and share Sukrija’s extraordinary wartime photographs.

Presentation followed by a lecture, “Life in Sarajevo Today,” by Dr. Rita Csapó-Sweet.

Wednesday, April 4th
8:00 PM

Remembering Sarajevo: A Benefit Concert

James Stone Goodman
Brothers Lazaroff

Covenant House Apartments

8:00 PM

A benefit concert for the exhibit Survival in Sarajevo: Jews, Muslims, Serbs, and Croats Working Together During the Bosnian War, 1992-1995.

Rabbi James Stone Goodman and the Brothers Lazaroff reveal the hidden secrets of the Sarajevo Hagaddah—“the book that saved a world.”

2011
Monday, November 21st
12:00 PM

Shards: A Reading

Ismet Prcić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

12:00 PM

A reading by Ismet Prcić from his debut novel Shards. Followed by a question-and-answer session with the author.

Sunday, September 25th
2:00 PM

I Came to Testify | Women, War & Peace

Pamela Hogan

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

2:00 PM

A pre-broadcast screening of the film followed by a conversation with producer Pamela Hogan.

Saturday, September 17th
7:00 PM

AlmaNova: A Benefit Concert

Almer Imamovic
Jessica Pierce

Fontbonne University, Doerr Chapel

7:00 PM

A live concert by the Bosnian-American guitar-flute duo AlmaNova, Almer Imamovic and Jessica Pierce.

Monday, August 22nd

Free Fallin'

Jesenko Kurbasic

Fontbonne University, Fine Arts Gallery

An exhibition of the work of Bosnian-American artist Jesenko Kurbasic.

Tuesday, April 26th
7:30 PM

Bosnia after Genocide: Reckoning with the Destruction of Prijedor

Ed Vulliamy
Edin Ramulić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:30 PM

Edin Ramulić, president of the Bosnian advocacy organization Izvor, and Ed Vulliamy, a noted journalist who covered the Bosnian genocide and who continues to advocate for survivors, address the wartime destruction of Prijedor and its aftermath.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Reception, Anheuser-Busch Hall, (north end of second floor hallway)

The exhibit Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide will be on display in the south end of the hall.

Friday, April 1st

Artifacts and Documents from the Bosnian War

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Two sidebar exhibits in conjunction with Survival in Sarajevo.

Exhibit: Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University
Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
Patrick McCarthy
Barbra Nwacha

Fontbonne University, Anheuser-Busch Hall

A second showing of Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide. Located on the second floor of Anheuser-Busch Hall.

Survival in Sarajevo: Jews, Muslims, Serbs, and Croats Working Together During the Bosnian War 1992-1995

Fontbonne University
Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis Rabbinical Association
Congregation Neve Shalom
Bosnian Chamber of Commerce
Sabah Newspaper
KETC Channel 9

Fontbonne University, Fine Arts Gallery

The premier showing of the exhibit Survival in Sarajevo: Jews, Muslims, Serbs, and Croats Working Together During the Bosnian War 1992-1995.

2010
Thursday, April 1st
7:00 PM

An Evening with Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

A small group discussion with renowned author Aleksandar Hemon followed by a public reading and a book signing hosted by Left Bank Books.

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Fontbonne Community Connection and the Fontbonne Writers Reading Series.

2009
Sunday, November 1st
7:00 PM

Searching for Hope & Survival in Sarajevo

Edward Serotta, Centropa

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

A public presentation by filmmaker Edward Serotta with screenings of his Nightline documentary, Searching for which was based on his book, Survival in Sarajevo: How a Jewish Community Came to the Aid of Its City.

Thursday, October 22nd
7:00 PM

Neither Here Nor There

Beth Pike
Patrick McCarthy
Ron Klutho

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

A public screening of the documentary film followed by a panel discussion featuring one of the filmmakers (Beth Pike) and two local experts on the Bosnian genocide.

Part of the Dedicated Semester on Immigrant Experiences.

Sunday, February 1st
2:00 PM

In the Name of the Son & Neither Here Nor There

Bosnia Memory Project, Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

2:00 PM

St. Louis premiere screenings of two Bosnia-related films followed by a Q & A with the directors. In Bosnian.

Background

War and genocide in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s revived enduring questions about human responses in times of crisis. Those on the outside watched passively as multi-ethnic communities were violently torn apart. While ordinary Bosnians suffered and died for months that turned to years, opportunities to effectively intervene were squandered by avoidance, evasion, and moral equivalency between aggressors and victims.

Those caught in war zones in Bosnia-Herzegovina faced life and death choices in circumstances over which they had little or no control. Many made the painful decision to seek status as refugees in other countries as the "ethnic cleansing" of their homeland continued unabated for three and a half years. Tens of thousands lost their lives, and more than two million Bosnians -- nearly half the total population -- became refugees. St. Louis, Missouri, is today home to more than 50,000 people from all parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The film screenings are part of a series of programs sponsored by Fontbonne University and the exhibit consortium for Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide now on display in the Board Room of the Fontbonne University Library. This exhibit will be open for viewing before and after the events on Saturday and Sunday.

$10.00 admission at the door.

Saturday, January 31st
7:00 PM

In the Name of the Son & Neither Here Nor There

Bosnia Memory Project

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

St. Louis premiere screenings of two Bosnia-related films followed by a Q & A with the directors. In English.

Background

War and genocide in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s revived enduring questions about human responses in times of crisis. Those on the outside watched passively as multi-ethnic communities were violently torn apart. While ordinary Bosnians suffered and died for months that turned to years, opportunities to effectively intervene were squandered by avoidance, evasion, and moral equivalency between aggressors and victims.

Those caught in war zones in Bosnia-Herzegovina faced life and death choices in circumstances over which they had little or no control. Many made the painful decision to seek status as refugees in other countries as the "ethnic cleansing" of their homeland continued unabated for three and a half years. Tens of thousands lost their lives, and more than two million Bosnians -- nearly half the total population -- became refugees.

St. Louis, Missouri, is today home to more than 50,000 people from all parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The film screenings are part of a series of programs sponsored by Fontbonne University and the exhibit consortium for Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide now on display in the Board Room of the Fontbonne University Library. This exhibit will be open for viewing before and after the events on Saturday and Sunday.

$10.00 admission at the door.

2008
Sunday, October 26th
2:00 PM

A Town Called Kozarac

Ed Harriman

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

2:00 PM

Screening of the documentary film followed by a panel discussion featuring Harriman and former residents of Kozarac and Prijedor.

Sunday, May 4th
2:00 PM

Traditional Bosnian Music

Armin Sevdah

Fontbonne University, Taylor Library

2:00 PM

A performance of traditional Bosnian music by Armin Sevdah with Edo Sadikovic and Albosy Band.

Tuesday, April 8th
7:00 PM

On the Bosnian Genocide and Prijedor

Rezak Hukanović

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

A public presentation by Rezak Hukanović, author of Tenth Circle of Hell: A Memoir of Life in the Death Camps of Bosnia.

Monday, April 7th
7:00 PM

On the Bosnian Genocide and Prijedor

Jasmin Odobašić

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

7:00 PM

A public presentation by Jasmin Odobašić on his experiences working in Prijedor.