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Border Crossings: Understanding and Identifying the People of Srebrenica
January 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$12 – $20
In the 1990’s, life in the former Yugoslavia devolved into civil strife and sectarian violence on a level not seen since World War II. The violence perpetrated in the city of Srebrenica was such that its name has become a catchword for the horrors of modern-day ethnic-cleansing and killing. In one massacre, alone, some 8000 Bosnians were murdered. Uncovering and identifying these murdered persons has been an ongoing work of the International Commission on Missing Persons, and of Dr. Zoran Budimlija.
Join us for an intimate conversation with Dr Budimlija who comes to us as both an expert in the identification of the human victims of this ethnic cleansing, and a Serbian who witnessed the strife within then-Yugoslavia.
Dr. Zoran Budimlija is a forensic pathologist and forensic DNA specialist from the Republic of Serbia. From 1992 to 2001 he was a designated forensic pathologist in the identification of victims of the Yugoslav Wars. In 2001, with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City, and became a team leader in the 9-11 World Trade Center Human Identification Project. Between 2014 and 2016 he was a member of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and worked on identification of individuals in mass graves. He is currently with the University of Pennsylvania Medical System.
When: Thursday, January 19th, 6:30 PM
Where: Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South Street, Phila.
Cost: $20, $12 for GEO Members
Our Border Crossings series aims to humanize people and places around the world through substantive presentations and conversations with those intimate with the cultures, in a casual setting with a cash bar.