“Bosnia Remade : Ethnic Cleansing and its Reversal” Bosnia Remadeby Dr. Gerard Toal and Dr. Carl T. Dahlman

BAACBH Vice President, Ms. Adna Karamehic-Oates, and Executive Director, Ajla Delkic, attended a presentation of the book "Bosnia Remade: Ethnic Cleansing and its Reversal" at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The recently published book written by Dr. Gerard Toal, professor and director, Department of Government and International Affairs, Virginia Tech University, National Capital Region and Dr. Carl T. Dahlman, associate professor at Miami University, Ohio, is the first authoritative account of ethnic cleansing and its aftermath, encompassing the period from the late 1980s to present day BiH. The book focuses on the entire Bosnian war with a micro-level account of three towns that underwent ethnic cleansing and, later, saw the return of refugees. The authors draw on original testimony and judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia as they grapple with the meaning of ethnic cleansing. The book outlines two projects that have remade the ethnic geography of Bosnia since 1991. Dr. Toal stated that their intent was to write more than "a returns only" book that looked at the aftermath of the Bosnian war. Instead, their encounter with the aftermath of ethnic cleansing caused them to look deeper into its causes and local manifestations and peculiarities. "By showing how ethnic cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina was challenged, we were looking for lessons learned and what can be done to prevent this enduring global problem," said Toal.