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Award-Winning British Journalist to Speak About Bosnian War

Fontbonne University is welcoming award-winning British journalist Ed Vulliamy to speak about his experiences covering the Bosnian war and genocide. The free event open to the public and will be held Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lewis Room, located in the lower level of the Fontbonne University Library. Limited parking is available along Wydown Avenue and in the back student parking lots with entrances off Big Bend Boulevard. Additional parking is available in the shuttle lot located at 6501 Clayton Road, the old CBC High School parking lot. Shuttles will run every 10 to 15 minutes.

Vulliamy will also give the keynote address at the opening of an exhibit about the Bosnian war at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. The exhibit focuses on genocide in the Bosnian city of Prijedor during the early 1990s, and it features selections from interviews with survivors conducted by Fontbonne University students.

Vulliamy is the author of "Seasons in Hell: Understanding Bosnia's War." As a reporter for the London Guardian, he was among the first to make public the murderous conditions in Serb concentration camps in Bosnia. His reporting is credited with helping bring about the closing of camps and saving many lives.
Vulliamy has received the Grenada Television's Foreign Correspondent of the Year Award in 1992 and the James Cameron Award for journalism in 1994. He also received the British Press Award for International Journalist of the Year twice. He has given key testimony in war crimes trials before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and he remains active in efforts to memorialize genocide victims and bring the perpetrators of genocide in Bosnia to justice.
Since the 1990s, Vulliamy has covered the September 11 terrorist attacks and the war in Iraq. His recent writing for the London Observer has addressed topics ranging from U.S. foreign and economic policy to the changing face of American culture. He is also co-author, with David Leigh, of "Sleaze: The Corruption of Parliament."