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Former Deputy High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina Speaks on Peace Building

Robert William Farrand helped implement the Dayton Peace Accords after the Bosnian War.

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New York, Oct. 5, 2012—Robert William Farrand, the former U.S. deputy high representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, recently delivered an address at Columbia Law School based on his book, "Reconstruction and Peace Building in the Balkans: The Brčko Experience." He appeared as a guest of The Center on Global Governance, discussing the complex challenges peace builders confront, particularly the role of civilian leaders who enter post-conflict zones devastated by ethnic cleansing.
 

 Robert William Farrand
 
Farrand, a 34-year career Foreign Service officer, served as a supervisor of Brčko and deputy high representative for the northern sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1997 to 2000, helping implement the Dayton Peace Accords after the Bosnian War.
 
Farrand was introduced by two of the Law School’s leading experts on international affairs: Michael W. Doyle, the Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Political Science, and Richard N. Gardner, a Professor Emeritus of Law and International Organization, who serve as co-chairs of the center.
 
    
 Professor Michael W. Doyle, left, and Professor Emeritus Richard N. Gardner, right
 
The Sept. 27, 2012 event was also sponsored by the Salzman Institute of War & Peace Studies.
 
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