H. Nuhanovic, Sarajevo, S'22

Name: Hasan Nuhanovic  

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7:00 pm EST/1: 00 am MESZ 

Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 

In a public online lecture organized by the Center, Hasan Nuhanovic, a survivor of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia and former UN translator for the Dutch Batallion stationed in this Bosnian town, speaks on "The Srebrenica Genocide, the Role of the UN, and the Plight of Bosnia Today."  

Nuhanovic's lecture focuses on the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide in the UN "safe zone" that a Dutch Batallion was charged to protect from the Serb forces. A woeful failure, the genocide ended in the deaths of over 8,000 Bosniaks, including Nuhanovic's mother, father, and brother.  He has dedicated his life to giving a voice to those lost in the Bosnian Conflict. A tireless campaigner for justice, in 2008 Nuhanovic brought a civil case against The Netherlands for its role in the genocide. In 2013 the Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled in favor of Nuhanovic, setting a precedent in international law. His important lecture culminates in an analysis of the struggle Bosnia is waging today, desperately avoiding a plunge back into violence with the Serbs.

Co-organized by Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies and ASU's Departments of History, these programs are co-sponsored by ASU's Department of Justice and Government Studies and the Peace and Genocide Education Club.