Remembering Yugoslavia’s Wars: Reflections on the RECOM NetworkDenisa Kostovicova, Jacqueline Nießer, Jasna Dragović Soso, Jelena Subotić, RECOM
Monday June 28th, 16.00 CET
Moderation: Dr. Jacqueline Nießer, Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien
Prof. Jasna Dragović-Soso, Professor of International Politics and History, Goldsmiths University, London
Prof. Jelena Subotić, Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Dr. Denisa Kostovicova, Associate Professor in Global Politics, European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science
RECOM is a regional network of memory activists promoting an official truth commission to be established through a joint effort by the post-Yugoslav states. The idea has been to reconcile the documentation of war victims so that individual victim numbers were no longer set off against each other but added together. After a huge mobilization among memory activists between 2006 and 2011, declarative political support was triggered too. But the political realization of a regional truth commission so far has never materialized. The panel discussion explores the question: What can we learn from RECOM about memory, society and politics 30 years after Yugoslavia?