14 Mar 2013: CEES Seminar

Issued: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:42:00 BST

International Ethnic Conflict Mediation in Bosnia and Kosovar Response to the Dayton Agreement: What Went Wrong?

Ms Chiara Tessaris
PhD Reseacher, University of Columbia, USA
Erasmus Mundus IMRCEES Visiting Scholar

5.30pm (tea and coffee from 5pm), Room 916, Adam Smith Building

This seminar examines Kosovo’s response to international mediation of the Bosnian war. While in 1995, the Dayton agreement ended the war in Bosnia, the Kosovar Albanian peaceful movement for territorial autonomy turned into a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Kosovar Serbs. What is the relationship between the Dayton Agreement and the Kosovar war? Both the international and domestic perspectives will be examined. The seminar will analyze how the international community evaluated Kosovar claims to autonomy in the broader context of the Balkans wars. It will also provide a bottom-up account of Kosovar society’s response to international peacekeeping and nation-building efforts. Particular attention will be paid to the role that human rights culture played in shaping Kosovar Albanian national movement and its violent reaction to international intervention.

All welcome.


The CEES West Coast Seminar Series is supported by the MacFie Bequest, named after Professor Alec MacFie, Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University from 1945 to 1958. 

Enquiries: Ammon.Cheskin@glasgow.ac.uk, +44 (0)141 330 2845/5585