Year: 2015

Boys and Feminism: Centre E8 challenges Serbia’s patriarchal society

by Nedim Filipovic SIT Fall 2015 Claremont McKenna College BELGRADE – Men in uniform flank Bratislav Gasic, Serbia’s Defense Minister, as he exits the Prva Petoletka Namenska factory in Trstenik, Serbia earlier this month. He checks to see that his jacket is buttoned, and runs his fingers through his black mop of hair. With one final …

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A Rose in a City Square

by Conner Gordon SIT Spring 2015 DePauw University This article was originally published on The Prindle Post, a global forum for ethical reflection hosted by the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. It was Sarajevo that originally brought me to the Western Balkans. A novel about the Bosnian city, of all things. In high …

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An Answer for Srebrenica

by Conner Gordon SIT Spring 2015 DePauw University This article was originally published on The Prindle Post, a global forum for ethical reflection hosted by the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. It was rainy and cold in eastern Bosnia, much colder than the previous days spent in Sarajevo. After being bundled into a …

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In Wake of the Tomahawk

by Conner Gordon SIT Spring 2015 DePauw University This article was originally published on The Prindle Post, a global forum for ethical reflection hosted by the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. It was a chilly afternoon in Belgrade, and my group and I had already seen a lot. For the past few hours …

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Seeking Out Schrodinger’s Cat

by Conner Gordon SIT Spring 2015 DePauw University This article was originally published on The Prindle Post, a global forum for ethical reflection hosted by the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. The weather app on my phone isn’t working, though maybe working incorrectly is the best way to put it. By most indications, everything is perfectly normal; backgrounded …

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Belgrade Insight | Gnezdo Organic: Food with a Conscience

This story was originally published in Belgrade Insight print edition on November 6 2015. by Anna Squires SIT Fall 2015 Colorado College Gnezdo Organic is probably the only restaurant in Belgrade whose Wi-Fi password, translated from Serbian, means “rolled zucchini”. It only follows suit that the café’s kitchen uses solely organic ingredients, delivered fresh from …

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Sarajevo

by Anna Squires SIT Fall 2015 Colorado College This morning I woke up in Sarajevo – the “Swiss Cheese City”, as the locals called it during the 1992 – 1995 siege, when forces from the Army of Republika Srpska (Bosnian Serbs, led by General Mladić) assaulted the city from the surrounding hillsides until it was so …

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Quit acting:

by Nedim Filipovic SIT Fall 2015 Claremont McKenna College Belgrade, Rainbow colored socks struck out against Zeljko Maksimovic’s dark ensemble. His frequent smiles betrayed his sharp features, jet-black hair, and rough stubble. Between long drags from his cigarette and quick sips of an espresso, Zeljko recited anecdote after anecdote, apologizing for talking the night away. …

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Rebel with a Cause

by Anna Squires SIT Fall 2015 Colorado College BELGRADE, Anita Mitic always felt like a rebel. But then, she would have to. Any 25-year-old NGO director must at some level delight in subverting expectations – and for Mitic, who runs the Belgrade branch of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR), that subversion is both societal …

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Italian Belgrader

by Marija Pajkovic BELGRADE, The first time Angela Cappellino saw Belgrade, it was a drizzly, chilly autumn Sunday. She stepped off an old, rickety train, thinking back to the scary stories she heard about Serbia while she was growing up in Valledolmo, Italy. She did not know what to expect, and the last thing on …

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