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The UN and the Breakup of Yugoslavia: A Reassessment

Tuesday 19 March 2013, 6.30pm to 8.00pm, COL 2.01 Columbia House

Speaker: Professor Mats Berdal
Chair: Dr Marietta Stankova
Discussant: Dr. Svetozar Rajak

The UN's involvement in the breakup of Yugoslavia and, especially, its peacekeeping activities in Croatia and Bosnia are widely viewed as "major peacekeeping disasters", placed alongside events in Somalia and Rwanda as episodes that decisively shattered hopes of the UN playing a more central role in the regulation of international peace and security than it had ever been able to do during the Cold War. The presentation revisits the UN's involvement, focusing on the major controversies surrounding its role, including events in the spring and summer of 1995.

Short video interview:




Professor Mats Berdal is Professor of Security and Development and the Programme Director for the MA in Conflict, Security and Development at King's College London.





Dr Marietta Stankova is author of 'Georgi Dimitrov A Biography'.





Dr Svetozar Rajak  is the Academic Director of LSE IDEAS and serves on the Management Committee.