Gender, War and Violence: Remembering the 1990s Balkan Wars

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Event:
Gender, War and Violence: Remembering the 1990s Balkan Wars
Start:
January 24, 2013 5:00 PM
End:
January 24, 2013 9:00 PM
Category:
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Organizer:
DUKE-UNC “GENDER, WAR AND CULTURE” Series
Updated:
December 5, 2012
Venue:
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Events with Dubravka Zarkov, Associate Professor of Gender, Conflict and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She published The Body of War: Media, Ethnicity and Gender in the Break-up of Yugoslavia (2007) and Gender, Conflict, Development (2008).

5:00-9:00 pm, UNC-Chapel Hill,  FedEx Global Center,  Nelson Mandela Auditorium

5:00 pm:  Robert M. Jenkins (UNC, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies): THE 1990s BALKAN WARS – A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
 
5:20 pm: MOVIE SCREENING:
“IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY”

(USA, 2011), Director: Angelina Jolie
Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of Danijel and Ajla, a man and a woman from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees, knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, their allegiances uncertain.

BREAK

7:20 pm: PODIUM DISCUSSION ON THE MOVIE: GENDER, WAR AND VIOLENCE IN THE 1990s BALKAN WARS

MODERATION: Karen Hagemann (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of History)
 
ROUNDTABLE:
  • Robert M. Jenkins (UNC  Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies)
  • Dubravka Zarkov (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The International Institute of Social Studies)
  • Adnan Dzuhmur (UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies)
  • Joanne Hershfield  (UNC Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

 

DUKE-UNC “GENDER, WAR AND CULTURE” Series: http://gwc.web.unc.edu/

CO-CONVENERS:
UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC Center for European Studies, UNC Center for Global Initiatives, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense, UNC History Department, UNC Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of Military, War and Society, Triangle Institute for Security Studies and West Triangle Chapter of the United Nations Association.
 
Organizers:
  • Karen Hagemann, James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History, Email: hagemann@unc.edu
  • Robert M. Jenkins, Director, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Email: rjenkins@email.unc.edu
  • Jacqueline M. Olich, Associate Director, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, Email: jmolich@email.unc.edu

 


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