Miles Raguz' Book Presentation New York City March 26, 2006
Join us in the Church Basement of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church (41st Street, off of 10th Avenue) this Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. for a Round Table Discussion of Vitomir Miles Raguz' Who Saved Bosnia.
Mr. Raguz, who lived in New York for over a decade, has a unique perspective on the wars which devastated Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s. Mr. Raguz played an active role in lobbying efforts by the Croatian American community in 1990-91, before becoming, successively, an official with the Permanent Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UN, a member of the Bosnian Croat peace delegation at peace talks held in New York in March 1993, an advisor with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the UN, and the ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to NATO and the European Union.
His book is in large measure based on these experiences and his analysis of the events of the 1990s and after in the region are thought-provoking.
Mr. Raguz will discuss his work with Ambassador Herbert Stuart Okun and Wall Street Journal Editor Bret Stephens.
Ambassador Okun serviced as Special Adviser on Yugoslavia to former U. S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and Deputy Co-Chairman of the International Conference on the former Yugoslavia in which capacity he negotiated, among other things, UNPROFOR's mandate in Croatia. From 1993-1997 Okun mediated the dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. He also served as Special Adviser to the International Commission on Missing Persons in the former Yugoslavia in 1996-1997. His diplomatic postings include Ambassador to the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and Deputy Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the UN. He currently lectures on international law at Johns Hopkins University and Yale Law School.
Bret Stephens is a member of the Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal. From 2002 to 2004 Stephens had been editor of the Jerusalem Post, having the distinction of being the youngest editor of the paper in its history. Mr. Stephens has written extensively about issues related to the European Union and the Middle East.
Copies of the book will be on sale ($40 each) after the discussion.
Refreshments will be served.