“Never Again,” Again and Again

A year after the international community said “never again” in response to the Rwandan genocide, more than 8,00 Muslim men and boys were systemically murdered in and around Srebenica, eastern Bosnia. The killings carried out by the Serbian Army took place in the first ever UN safe zone, and were ...

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The People Make the Place

Traveling to new places is always full of rich experiences, but for me, the most meaningful experiences are usually the conversations I have and the connections I make with people along the way. Language, however, can either facilitate connection or make it more challenging. Throughout the last few days, I ...

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Sarajevo: Resistance and Resilience

I’ve been sitting here, on the patio of Hotel Kovaci, for at least an hour, trying to wrap my head around everything I’ve seen, experienced and felt since arriving in Sarajevo. Sometimes words are not enough. War, for many people, is nothing more than a concept—something that happens in other ...

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