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On June 27, 2014, Carnegie Council held a high-profile symposium in Sarajevo titled "The Crisis of 1914 and What It Means for Us Today." It commemorated the June 28, 1914, assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, which led to World War I.

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This event was held in partnership with the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AUBiH) and took place at the Gazi Husrev-bey Library.

EVENT AGENDA — June 27, 2014

09:00 WELCOME — Husein Kavazović, Grand Mufti of Bosnia
09:15 OPENING REMARKS — World War to a Global Ethic, Joel Rosenthal, President, Carnegie Council
09:30 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION — Margaret MacMillan, Warden, St Antony's College
10:15 Religion in War and Reconciliation
George Rupp, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council; former President, International Rescue Committee
10:50 Ethics and War
David Rodin, Carnegie-Uehiro Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council; Director of Research, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford University
11:10 Legal and Moral International Norms since 1914
Adam Roberts, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, Oxford University
11:30 War and Reconciliation in the Twentieth-century Balkans
Ivo Banac, Emeritus Professor of History, Yale University
12:00 LUNCH
13:00 PANEL DISCUSSION — Mustafa Cerić, President, World Bosniak Congress (Moderator)
14:00 CLOSING REMARKS — Michael Ignatieff, Carnegie Council Centennial Chair

"I hope that conversations about World War I will not focus on competing narratives of victimhood. That would be a dead end. Let's remember victims—but let's honor memory by pointing toward a positive future."

Joel H. Rosenthal, President, Carnegie Council

"The venue we have selected for this occasion is the Gazi Husrev-bey Library, the oldest continuously running educational institution in Sarajevo. Founded in 1537, with its difficult history of perseverance and survival, its educational mission makes it the perfect place for recognizing Carnegie Council's long-standing commitment to education."

Haris Hromić, Trustee, Carnegie Council
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Sarajevo Symposium

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Joel H. Rosenthal
President, Carnegie Council

Margaret MacMillan
University of Toronto, University of Oxford

George Rupp
Carnegie Council Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)

David Rodin
Carnegie-Uehiro Senior Fellow; Global Ethics Fellow; Member of "Ethics & International Affairs" Editorial Board

Adam Roberts
University of Oxford

Ivo Banac
Yale University

Mustafa Cerić
World Bosniak Congress, Grand Mufti Emeritus of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Michael Ignatieff
Carnegie Council Centennial Chair

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