|Joint Duke-UNC events Jan. 24-25 focus on Balkans war of the 1990s|
|Monday, January 14, 2013|
Angelina Jolie’s award-winning film “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (2011), set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war, will be shown at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of a two-day series of events focused on the war-torn region.
“Gender, War and Violence: Remembering the 1990s War on the Balkans,” organized by the Duke University-UNC Gender, War and Culture project, kicks off with the free public screening at 5 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center.
Robert Jenkins, director of UNC’s Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, will introduce the film and participate in a roundtable discussion afterward with Dubravka Zarkov, an associate professor of gender, conflict and development at the International Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and Adnan Dzuhmur, a UNC graduate student and teaching assistant who grew up in Bosnia.
The next day, Zarkov will deliver a lecture on “Masculinity, Sexual Violence and Ethnicity in the 1990s Balkan Wars and Beyond” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the UNC Institute for Arts and Humanities in Hyde Hall.
The events are organized by the Duke-UNC “Gender, War and Culture” project and series in collaboration with the UNC College of Arts and Sciences, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC Center for European Studies, UNC Center for Global Initiatives, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense, UNC department of history, UNC department of women’s and gender studies, Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of Military, War and Society, Triangle Institute for Security Studies and West Triangle Chapter of the United Nations Association.