The Bridge to Nowhere and the Central Memorial at Žepa

25 Jan 2023


An Island in a Bosnian Archipelago
This talk discusses the foreign support for the symbol of an Ottoman-era bridge in the tiny Bosnian village of Žepa, which the US Embassy in Sarajevo paid $62,000 to reinforce in 2016. The bridge is not of much importance to the local population. There is a memorial in the village of Žepa, which was widely considered one of the "safe spaces" for Bosniaks that the Bosnian Serb Army took in July of 1995, as no massacre occurred there. Ignoring the memorial that is important to them, as emblematic of foreign involvement in Bosnia during and since the 1992-1995 war.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies
4130 Posvar Hall