Srebrenica: Mapping Genocide and Post-Genocide Society

Srebrenica: Mapping Genocide and Post-Genocide Society

Monday, 22 February 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre, DPIR, Manor Road
Speaker(s): 
Svjetlana Nedimović (Sociopolitical activist and independent researcher, Sarajevo)
Geoffrey Nice, QC (Gresham College; Former ICTY Prosecutor)
Chair: 
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Convenor: 
Jessie Hronesova (St Antony's College, Oxford
Series: 
SEESOX

Presentation of a Video Documentary Animation by the School of Knowledge

The School of Knowledge is seeking a transformation of education about the war, genocide and urban / civic / cultural resistance into a universal educational model through a unique platform for knowledge transfer. A methodology that detects "early warning signs" which break through the "information noise" to train individuals and equip society with the means to prevent the escalation of future/potential conflicts over the point of no return.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is still, like the entire region which includes the former Yugoslav countries, even 20 years after the war (1992-95) suffering from its consequences, while the everyday life of all former republics is marked by the problems of overcoming the past that are reflected in the issues of justice, remembrance, denial and reconciliation.

Svjetlana Nedimović currently works as a a sociopolitical activist and independent researcher in Sarajevo. Her latest work on Past as Political Resource appeared in edited volume African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity by P. Wagner (Edinburgh UP, 2015). Back in 2010 she designed and ran Puls demokratije, a media and education project for students, for three years and worked on a research project Trajectories of Modernity at the University of Barcelona in 2012. Until 2011, she taught Political Philosophy and Theory of the State at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, where she was also Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations. She received a PhD in Social and Political Science at the European University Institute in Florence. Previously, she received M.A. degrees in International Studies from the University of Durham and Nationalism Studies from the Department of Nationalism Studies at the Central European University in Budapest. Her research interests also include the role of  imagination in politics, political philosophy of H. Arendt, and the sources of political common and political action. Her published works appeared in Sarajevske sveske, Slovo, European Journal of Social Theory, Puls demokratije, MC Online, Dijalog. Parallel to research on unlearning of past political experience as the undercurrent of democracy-building in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr Nedimović is continuously active in what she terms as street politics or direct civic involvement in political decision-making in Sarajevo area.

Geoffrey Nice has practised as a barrister since 1971.  He worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – the ICTY – between 1998 and 2006 and led the prosecution of Slobodan Milošević, former President of Serbia.   Much of his work since has been connected to cases before the permanent International Criminal Court – Sudan, Kenya, Libya – or pro bono for victims groups – Iran, Burma, North Korea – whose cases cannot get to any international court.  He works for several related NGO’s and lectures and commentates in the media in various countries on international war crimes issues.  He has been a part-time judge since 1984 sitting at the Old Bailey and has sat as judge in other jurisdictions, tribunals and inquiries.  Between 2009 and 2012 he was Vice-Chair of the Bar Standards Board, the body that regulates barristers. He is also a professor at Gresham College in London.

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