Final thoughts

This summer was certainly one for the books. I made many friends, both those from the university and those from Bosnia. I read countless articles on varying topics for my internship, and wrote six papers in response to them. I saw many cities and towns around the country and was ...

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Internship

Having touched on my internship in last week’s blog I will expand on my experiences there for this week. My internship was with a security think tank called Atlantic Initiative. This group is hired by a number of groups from around the world to conduct research and analyze information on ...

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Experiential learning

For this week’s blog post I decided to cover the opportunities that this trip has afforded to me. While I have always been hesitant to enroll in study abroad programs – they’re expensive, and often seem to be simply an opportunity for students to party their way around Europe for ...

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University of Denver in Bosnia 2018-07-30 14:05:31

When I took this picture I was quite excited about all that it contains. Of course, the content is not entirely positive – the background shows the coffins of the 35 people buried this July. However, I feel that it captures our experiences – those of us who rode from Bihac ...

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Genocide Revisited

This weekend was spent listening to a number of people who were and are prominent figures within the community of victims of the Bosnian War and more specifically of the Srebrenica Genocide of 1995. Each of the people who spoke to us, not at all surprisingly, struggled to tell us ...

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New Ideas and Affirmations

This past week was a mix of all sorts of new experiences ranging from visiting a war crimes court to my first time crossing an international border by car; of course, the latter was decidedly more upbeat. To start with the war crimes court, we initially visited the UN ICTY ...

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Second Impressions

This week, having been given complete freedom on what to write about, I think it is appropriate to simply talk about the primary component of my week; cycling from Bihac to Srebrenica in remembrance of the genocide, and to remind people of the perils of nationalism and hatred. While many ...

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First impressions

After arriving with slightly less luggage than I had brought to the airport it became quickly apparent that language incompatibility may be an issue – while the luggage was soon found and returned quicker than I have had happen in the States, the inquiry about its location and the resulting ...

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