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U. of Zagreb history professor to speak

U. of Zagreb history professor to speak Tvrtko Jakovina, a faculty member at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, will give a lecture Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 350 of the Miller Learning Center.

The lecture, “100 Years Since the Great War: Is Southeastern Europe Still Doomed by Gavrilo Princip’s Bullets?,” is open free to the public. It is sponsored by the Germanic and Slavic studies and history departments in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Jakovina will give a short overview of the various experiences of the “Yugoslav” people in World War I. He also will discuss the implications of the Yugoslav experience for the international system established after both world wars in the face of the current crises in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Libya.

A professor of history in the faculty of humanities and social sciences at the University of Zagreb, Jakovina also is a lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy in Zagreb and guest lecturer at the Istituto per l’Europa centro-orientale e balcanica at the University of Bologna. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is the author of four books and many articles on the foreign policy of Tito’s Yugoslavia and 20th-century Croatian history.