The Bridge to Nowhere and the Central Memorial at Žepa

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Jan
25
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Event Status
As Scheduled
An Island in a Bosnian Archipelago

This talk discusses the foreign support for the symbol of an Ottoman-era bridge in the tiny Bosnian village of Žepa, which the US Embassy in Sarajevo paid $62,000 to reinforce in 2016. The bridge is not of much importance to the local population. There is a memorial in the village of Žepa, which was widely considered one of the "safe spaces" for Bosniaks that the Bosnian Serb Army took in July of 1995, as no massacre occurred there. Ignoring the memorial that is important to them, as emblematic of foreign involvement in Bosnia during and since the 1992-1995 war.

In-Person event
Location
4130 Posvar Hall
Event Type
Lecture
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