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Center for Balkan

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Center for Balkan Development Archives
Macedonia Crisis Information

Center for Balkan Development Conferences

Lessons Learned from the Balkan Conflicts
October 16-17, 2004
Boston College

From Requiem to Renewal: A Decade of Balkan Conflict
April 3-7, 2002
Presentation by Mirza Kusljugic
Presentation by Edita Tahiri

Friends of Bosnia commemorated the tenth anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo Click here.

Bosnia and the Balkans: Conflict and Reconstruction
April 9-10, 1999
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies and the
Institute of Bill of Rights Law at the College of William and Mary

In Search of a Nation: Restoring a Multiethnic Bosnia
April 6-7, 1998
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Bosnia, Road to Recovery
March 2-3, 1997
Amherst, College, Amherst, MA

Center for Balkan Development Events

Best of Balkans, November 16, 2006

New England Commemoration for Srebrenica

CBD Online Art Auction Begins December 13, 2004
Please join us for an end-of-the-year holiday fundraiser auction and bid on any of the items below. All great values for a great cause--supporting our development work in the Balkans and our public education and advocacy work here in the U.S.

Weaving for Hope
Traditional Kilim rugs woven by refugee artists from Bosnia
 November 19, 2003-January 2, 2004
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA 02141

Booksigning with Sheri Fink, MD, author of War Hospital, A True Story of Surgery and Survival,
Tuesday, November 4, 2003, Sabur Restaurant, Somerville

Fundraiser for "8: Bosnia's Long Road to Recovery"
Monday, September 22, Sabur Restaurant, Somerville

FOB hosts dinner for Husein Kavasovic, Mufti of Tuzla

Join Friends of Bosnia in welcoming to Boston the Principal Clarinetist and the Director of the Sarajevo Philharmonic, Emir Nuhanovic.


LIVING AFTERWARD: Sedina, Jasmina, and Senada—three survivors from Srebrenica —discuss their experiences as they try to heal and create a future for themselves. (83 min.)

POSTCARDS FROM PEJA: Young people in Kosovo talk about their fears and hopes for the future following the war in 1999 and ten years of oppression. (15 min.)

Both will be shown at the International Institute of Boston, One Milk St., Boston
12 noon and 2 pm,
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002



Click here for more information,


Directory of Events Related to the Tenth Anniversary of Srebrenica and Dayton

Center calls on Administration to take more aggressive actions for arrests.

House and Senate Resolutions on Srebrenica Pass by Overwhelming Majorities

Newly discovered video footage of Srebrenica massacre presented at The Hague

CBD Executive Director Co-authors OpEd on Bosnia and Sudan
CBD Executive Director Glenn Ruga and Dayton Peace Accords Project Chairman Bruce Hitchner publish OpEd in Providence Journal, October 19, 2004, comparing Bosnia to Darfur.

Stari Most Awards announced
The judges for the Stari Most Awards have selected the following winners from a pool of 23 nominations:
Senator Joseph Biden
Ylbe Hyser
Amir Pasic

Stars and Stripes Features Friends of Bosnia
In its January 5, 2004 issue, Stars and Stripes magazine praises FOB's Christopher Bragdon and The New Initiative in Tuzla.

Center for Balkan Development Newsletters

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Volume 13, Number 1 -- May 2007
Featured in this issue :

Volume 11, Number 1 -- December 2005
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2004 CBD Donor Report
Read 2004 CBD Donor report (PDF)
Photo: Nermin Belkic and Jasko Jahic of the Tuzla Deaf Association (UGOS). Volunteers from UGOS, with $8,000 of funding from CBD, renovated their internet café that is now providing a gathering place for hearing impaired people, generating income for UGOS programs, and sustaining two jobs for UGOS members.

Volume 10, Number 1 -- December 2003
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Volume 8, Number 1 -- December 2001 (pdf format)
Items in this issue:

  • The New Initiative Takes Off
  • The Tuzla Center for Information Technology
  • Sixth Anniversary Commemoration of the Srebrenica Massacre
  • FOB Supports Srebrenica Survivors throug Women for Women International
  • Letters of Support Following the WTC Disaster
  • Web Resources

Volume 7, Number 1 -- December 2000
Items in this issue:

  • FOB Launches Major New Initiative: Outreach Bosnia
  • Reconstructing Kosovo Debuts in Northampton
  • FOB Sends $25,000 Worth of Medical Supplies to Kosovo
  • Dolls for Peace and Tolerance
  • Outreach Bosnia Director Returns from Eastern Bosnia
  • Giving Voice to the Survivors: FOB Documents Hopes and Fears for the Future of Kosovo
  • Reconstruction of Kosovo's Damaged Architectural Heritage to Begin

Volume 6, Number 1 -- October 1999
Items in this issue:

  • FOB Delivers Aid to Refugees during Height of Kosovo War
  • Kosovo Village Reconstruction Project Launched
  • Friends of Bosnia Moves to Boston.
  • November 1998 Aid Drive
  • Wellesley Conference
  • Roads to Reconciliation

Volume 4, Number 2 -- December 1997
Items in this issue:

  • FOB Completes Fourth Aid Drive: $350,000 Worth of Medical Supplies Sent to Bosnia
  • Reflections on Life in Post-War Sarajevo
  • Partition Bosnia? Not an Option.
  • FOB Sends Photo Supplies to Youth Project in Mostar
  • New FOB Board Members
  • Step Up Pressure on Washington, Conference Attendees Urged
  • FOB of Note

Volume 4, Number 1 -- February 1997
Items in this issue:

  • SARAJEVO/NORTHAMPTON Art Series Great Success!
  • Srebrenica Remembered: FOB Hosts Three Survivors
  • FOB Photo Exhibit Travels to UNC and Brown University
  • Healing the Wounds of War:FOB Teams Up with St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and
    Physicians for Human Rights to Collect Medical Aid
  • New FOB Board Members
  • "Hidden Genocide" Program on Five College Campuses
  • Five New Year's Resolutions for the White House


Macedonia Crisis Information
Friends of Bosnia is not advocating a position on the developing situation in Macedonia. We are providing these news sources for your information.

Ending the Violence, by Veton Surroi

The Macedonia Mess, by Stephen Schwartz

Don't Delay In Macedonia, by Wesley K. Clark

Appeal for peace from the representatives of non-government organizations
in the Republic of Macedonia

Albanian rebels , trained by the SAS are gaining ground in Macedonia, aiming for the key city of Tetovo

Appeal for peace from the Centre for Nonviolent Action - Sarajevo/Belgrade

The Tanusevsci Story:
Background to Crisis

Albanians in Macedonia Crisis Center Website

Central Europe Today: Macedonia Online

Map of Macedonia