When: Fri., Sept. 12, 12 p.m. 2014
Ugljesa Zvekic is significant. The permanent representative and ambassador for the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations, and representative of other international organizations in Geneva between 2009 and 2013, Zvekic is set to deliver an address about the history of the Balkans at noon Friday, Sept. 12, in the Boise State Engineering and Technology Building. Zvekic's talk, titled "Diplomatic History and the Politics of Serbia/Former Yugoslavia," covers the time period from the "League of Nations to the United Nations and Geneva"--in other words, from the end of World War I, which began after a Serb, Gavrilo Princip, assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, to the post-World War II order, which saw the Balkans fall under Soviet influence, then struggle for national identities. That's a lot of history to cover, exploring a region that has held huge importance for the rest of the Western world, so pack a lunch of duvec and sarma.