The St. Louis University Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Consulate General of Bosnia and Herzegovina present:
CSI in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Forensic Methods, Obstacles, and the Social Effects of Identifying Victims of Mass Fatalities
The event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, May 11, 6-8 p.m.
St. Louis University
Busch Student Center, St Louis Room (Room 300)
20 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103
• Adnan Rizvic, International Commission on Missing Persons, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Nedim Durakovic, Podrinje Identification Project, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Sarah Wagner, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, author of To Know Where He Lies: DNA and the Search for Srebrenica's Missing
Additional sponsors: United Bosnian Association St. Louis, SLU Division of Forensic Pathology in the Department of Pathology, and the SLU International Studies Program.
Established at the initiative of U.S. President Clinton in 1996, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is headquartered in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. More than 15 years after the war, the effort to find and identify over 30,000 missing in Bosnia and Herzegovina is still underway. Through this process, Bosnia and Herzegovina has become a global leader in the science of identifying human remains using DNA. This expertise is now used by other countries from Iraq to the United States to identify the victims of conflict and natural disasters.