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President Clinton to Host Special Event on Dayton Accords

February 04, 2011

Contact: Clinton Global Initiative Press Office, [email protected]                

NEW YORK - On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, President Clinton will host "America at a Crossroads: The Dayton Accords and the Beginning of 21st Century Diplomacy," a special event marking the 15-year anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the war in Bosnia. 

Held at New York University's Kimmel Center, panel discussions will feature President Bakir Izetbegovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, President Ivo Josipovic of Croatia, President Zeljko Komsic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, General Wesley Clark (Ret.), among other prominent leaders in American diplomacy who were central to the peace negotiations and Balkan leaders who can highlight the progress made and the work that remains to achieve stability and prosperity in the region.

In December 1995, the Dayton Accords were signed in Paris, after peace negotiations led by Richard Holbrooke brought an end to the bloodshed in the Balkans. The panel discussions will focus on the transition the Dayton Accords represented in American foreign policy and the work that remains to ensure a stable future for the people of Bosnia.

The first panel will be moderated by Christiane Amanpour. A special Clinton Global Initiative commitment - the first of 2011 - will also be announced.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What: "America at a Crossroads: The Dayton Accords and the Beginning of 21st Century Diplomacy"

When: 11 AM

Where: Kimmel Center at New York University, 60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Who: President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States

Bakir Izetbegovic, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ivo Josipovic, President of the Republic of Croatia
Zeljko Komsic, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative
James B. Steinberg, U.S Deputy Secretary of State
Madeleine K. Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
Wesley K. Clark, General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Peter Galbraith, Former U.S. Ambassador to Croatia
Samuel R. Berger, Former U.S. National Security Advisor
Christiane Amanpour, Anchor, ABC News
John Sexton, President of New York University

Call Time: To Be Announced  

Webcast Available: (Note: Real Player is required for viewing.)  

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to [email protected] by 12:00 PM on Tuesday, February 8.



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