Jonathan Tait-Harris has been there and done that, with humour and style; usually in a hostile land and under fire. Jonathan will illustrate and highlight the value of face-to-f...
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For 1425 days, the European and Olympic city Sarajevo was subjected to the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. Tens of thousands of civilians died at the hands of Bosnian Serb forces. A former President, Radovan Karadžić, and Bosnian Serb generals, Stanislav Galić and Dragomir Milošević, were jailed for their command roles in the siege.
In 1998 and 1999 - war raged in Kosovo between Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and the Serbian Army. NATO provided air support to the KLA ground forces. Thousands died and thousands more fled for their lives.
Jonathan Tait-Harris, a United Nations war crimes investigator, found himself in Kosovo during the immediate aftermath; witnessing first hand the civilian dead and the shocking reality of mass killings. He also investigated and prosecuted the bloody events that befell besieged Sarajevo.
Jonathan will take you behind the scenes of the criminal investigation and into the hearts and minds of the survivors. Let him describe and introduce you to the surgeons at the Hitna Pomoć (Accident & Emergency hospital) who, after days of power cuts implemented by the besieging forces in -20C weather, had to place their hands into victims’ wounds to warm them sufficiently to be able to operate.
Doors will Open at 7pm, The talk will begin promptly at 7.30pm.
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For 1425 days, the European and Olympic city Sarajevo was subjected to the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. Tens of thousands of civilians died at the hands of Bosnian Serb forces. A former President, Radovan Kar...
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Past Funzing Participants:
Engaging speaker on a sensitive topic. Venue was challenging from a noise perspective. Will definitely hear him speak again but not in the same environment.
Another interesting, touching and moving presentation. Hoping to attend more in the future. However, the location is just not right. The background noise is too much, which is just such a shame.
I didn't strongly like or dislike the experience.
The venue was poor, with noise from the bar below. There are plenty of noise free venues in Central London, so you might want to try using one of those?
In addition, it wasn't always possible to see the screen clearly because of people sitting in front: it might work better to use a larger screen and place it further away from the audience.
The (BBC?) video with loud music and subtitles would have been more effective if it dropped the music so that people's voices could be heard (even though they weren't speaking English).
The above detracted from the content of the talk (particularly noise). However, the talk was interesting, although I would have liked more detail.