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TALK | Peter Lippman on "Surviving the Peace: The Struggle for Postwar Recovery in Bosnia-Herzegovina"
TALK | Peter Lippman on "Surviving the Peace: The Struggle for Postwar Recovery in Bosnia-Herzegovina"
WhenTuesday, Jan 21, 2020, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus room317
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Description

Seattle-born journalist and human rights activist Peter Lippman presents his book Surviving the Peace, The Struggle for Postwar Recovery in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he lived and worked for years closely following the efforts of grassroots activists to return to their prewar homes, fight corruption and discrimination, and regain their rights.

Surviving the Peace is a monumental feat of ground-level reporting describing two decades of postwar life in Bosnia, specifically among those fighting for refugee rights of return. Unique in its breadth and profoundly humanitarian in its focus, Surviving the Peace situates digestible explanations of the region's bewilderingly complex recent history among interviews, conversations, and tableaus from the lives of everyday Bosnians attempting to make sense of what passes for normal in a postwar society.

Essential reading for students of the former Yugoslavia and anyone interested in postwar or post-genocide studies, Surviving the Peace is an instant classic of long-form reporting, an impossible accomplishment without a lifetime of dedication to a place and people.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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