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Center for Balkan Development
Tel: 978-461-0909
Fax: 978-461-2552
[email protected]

Saturday, October 16
Program and speaker list subject to change.

8:15 am
Registration Begins
Higgins Atrium
9:00 am
Opening Remarks
Higgins 300
Glenn Ruga, Director, Center for Balkan Development
Joseph Quinn, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Boston College
9:15 am–10:00 am
Keynote Address
Higgins 300
Ambassador Donald Hays,
Principal Deputy High Representative, Office of the High Representative
Lessons Learned from the Balkan Conflicts
Ambassador Hays is a US diplomat who took up his duties with the OHR in July 2001. Previously he was the US Representative to the United Nations for UN Management and Reform. He has served in the State Department as the Director of the Office of Management Policy and Planning and as the Executive Director of the European Affairs Bureau. He has also been posted to US embassies in Bonn, Islamabad, Dakar, Freetown (Sierra Leone), and Saigon.
10:15 am–11:45 am

UN Security Council Resolution 1244 and Final Status for Kosovo
Higgins 300
Sponsored by the Dayton Peace Accords Project, Tufts University
Moderated by Bruce Hitchner, Chairman, Dayton Peace Accords Project
Ilir Dugolli, Principal Political Advisor to the Prime Minister of Kosovo
Gordon D. Thompson, Executive Director, Institute for Resource and Security Studies
Morton Abramowitz, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation; Former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research; Former Ambassador to Turkey
Jim Hooper, Managing Director of the Public International Law & Policy Group; Former Director of the Washington office of the International Crisis Group

Video: Back to Bosnia by Sabina Vajraca
Higgins 225
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11:45 am–1:15 pm
Luncheon Buffet
Heights Room, Lower Dining Commons
Cosponsored by Kokkalis Program on Southeastern & East-Central Europe, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Book Signings

Heights Room, Lower Dining Commons
Sheri Fink, MD, author of War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival
Jasmina Cesic, author of The River Runs Salt, Runs Sweet: A Memoir of Visegrad, Bosnia
Ron Cobb, author of Memories of Bosnia: The 35th Division's SFOR 13 NATO Peacekeeping Mission
Roundtable discussion on UNSCR 1244 begins at 12:30
Heights Room, Lower Dining Commons
Exhibits are open for viewing in Babst Library and Social Work Library. Click for more information.
1:30 pm–3:00 pm

Justice and International Law
Higgins 300
Moderated by Paul Williams, Public International Law and Policy Group
Tom Parker,
International Security Studies, Yale University
Judith Armatta, Liaison in The Hague, Coalition for International Justice
Natasa Kandic, Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade

Video: Crucible of War: A Journey Back to the Balkans
by Leon Gerskovic
Higgins 225
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3:15 pm–4:45 pm

Reconstruction: Case Studies
Higgins 300
Amir Pasic, Architect and Program Coordinator of the Mostar 2004 project since 1994. Recipient of 2004 Stari Most Award.
Christopher F. Bragdon,
Director of Bosnia Projects, Center for Balkan Development
Ronald Cobb, Ret. Colonel, US Army, SFOR
Lahira Sejfija, Director of IPAK, Tuzla-based NGO
Sasha Toperich, Presidential Envoy of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States
Edin Sabanovic, Executive Manager, Bosmal, Sarajevo

5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Reception, open to all conference attendees
Babst Art Library
Sponsored by Boston College Center for International Partnerships and Programs
Aftermath, Bosnia's Long Road to Peace. Photography Exhibition by Sara Terry
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7:00 pm–10:30 pm
Stari Most Awards Banquet
Heights Room, Lower Dining Commons
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