Posts Tagged "GSSW & Global Practice Bosnia 2015"

Personal Growth

During my experiences in Bosnia, I have learned about the regrowth the of the cities and people, how communities have banned together to rebuild families, and have found a piece of myself that I can only find during travel. As I travel the world and meet new people I gain ...

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The Tea Shop

My experience at the tea shop today was quite enjoyable, and really made me feel as if I were present here in Bosnia. I arrived at the tea shop and was welcomed by the owner in a traditional fashion, even though I have only spoken to him in passing once ...

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Changes can happen with Dedication

The ICTY Youth Outreach Project is an amazing program. I was amazed at Almir’s passion to educate high school students and students from the university about war crimes and the Tribunal. What I found most profound was his dedication to teach young people about the genocide and rape used as ...

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International Criminal Tribunal of Yugoslavia

This afternoon we went to the International Criminal Tribunal of Yugoslavia (ICTY) outreach office and met with Almir Alić, the ICTY Registry Liaison Officer. In his position, Mr. Alić wears many hats and there was one outreach program in particular that he does, which I found absolutely fascinating. I’ve been ...

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University of Denver in Bosnia 2016-06-12 16:30:18

Today was a reminder that in spite of everything, there is still so much beauty and so many good people in the world. Thanks for the amazing day, BiH.

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Intimate conversations and wonderful people

The morning of Srebrenica was almost calm. I ended up being in the car with Hasan, which did not click until we had been driving for a while. It was very nice being in the car with him and Ann. They were talking like old friends, discussing stories and memories ...

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Srebrenica

Although I had mentally prepared myself for what was to come during our visit to Srebrenica, no one could ever be completely emotionally prepared when listening to the heartbreaking stories told by Hasan and Saliha. Both survivors of the genocide, had lost loved ones in the forest as they were ...

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Who am I to speak?

One of the greatest and most valuable aspects of this trip is having the opportunity to meet and hear from those who have lived the life we came here to learn about. Not only being educated on the facts and political influences but being granted a tiny glimpse into what ...

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The Bone Man.

As the bus turns off the main road, we drive past farm houses, green fields with a stream running through, and hay stacks piled high like a scene from a Monet painting.  We wind higher and higher up the Bosnian countryside until the road levels off and an older man, ...

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Srebrenica

We just spent two days in Srebrenica, the site of the worst massacre on European soil since World War II. We fit so much into those two days and I am not sure I have yet processed our time there enough to adequately put into words what the experience was ...

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