Public Lecture: Why is Bosnia a Failure? Comparing theories of international state-building
Date: Friday, 2 October 2009
Speaker: Professor Susan Woodward, City University of New York
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies, LSE
The LSE's Centre for the Study of Global Governance and LSEE co-organised a public lecture by Professor Susan Woodward. Professor Woodward examined the fourteen years since the signing of the Dayton Accord and asked whether the "General Framework for Peace" in Bosnia-Herzegovina has failed. Using Bosnia as a case-study Professor Woodward also discussed how the lessons learned there can be applied to other international state-building missions since 1995.
Susan Woodward is professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, 1990-1999, and at King's College London, 1999-2000, head of the Assessment and Analysis Unit of UNPROFOR, 1994, and on the faculty of Yale University, Williams College, Mount Hollyoke College, and Northwestern University from 1972-1989. Her writings include Balkan Tragedy: Chaos and Dissolution after the Cold War (Brookings Press 1995) and Socialist Unemployment: The Political Economy of Yugoslavia, 1945-1990 (Princeton University Press, 1995).