Reintegration and reconnection

Leaving Sarajevo was much harder than I anticipated.  I spent time with friends and  family traveling afterwords, and this was pretty effective in allowing me to avoid reintegration for a little longer.  Then I am home, and starting to work full-time, and I have been a witness to one of ...

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What hope looks like

This picture is one of the most meaningful I have taken on this trip. There is a musical group singing at the anniversary of the Centar in Sarajevo. Some of the meaning is clear, as you can see the smiles and closeness of the group and audience. The traditional accordion ...

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Bosnian Hospitality

In typical Bosnian fashion the unfortunate event of being sick was greeted with care and concern by everyone I met. Though I had to skip the scheduled presentation with the group I still had a learning experience in culture and hospitality. After a long sleep I ventured into a natural ...

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Srebrenica

Before I came on this trip I was anxious about the responsibility and ethicality of hearing stories from people who survived the genocide of Srebrenica. I was wondering how I could hear narratives of unimaginable trauma knowing the pain and potential retraumatization that may live in this constant retelling. I ...

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First Impressions:Bosnia

Our first two days in Bosnia have already flown by. My first impressions of Sarajevo were that it is smaller than I expected, beginning with the tiny airport. Having been the last to arrive I had a private driver to chat with on the ride to the hotel, so in ...

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