Hasan Nuhanović Honored with 2019 Civic Courage Award

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Hasan Nuhanović

The Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University will honor Hasan Nuhanović, author and advocate, with the 2019 Civic Courage Award, which recognizes courageous commitment to the civic values of respect, equality and pluralism that represent the best traditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

“Hasan Nuhanović embodies the values that we recognize with the Civic Courage Award,” said Dr. Ben Moore, Fontbonne University professor and director of the Bosnia Memory Project. “His tireless efforts to seek justice have shaped him into a passionate, driven advocate. It is an honor to have him as our guest at Fontbonne.”

The Civic Courage Reception and Awards Ceremony will take place at Fontbonne University’s Taylor Library at 6 p.m on Thursday, Feb. 7. This event is free and open to the public. It is made possible through funding from Midwest BankCentre and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A survivor of the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Nuhanović has worked for 23 years to shed light on the truth and bring justice to Srebrenica’s victims, survivors and their families. He is the author of “Under the UN Flag: The International Community and the Srebrenica Genocide,” and “The Last Refuge: A True Story of War, Survival and Life Under Siege in Srebrenica.”

Fontbonne’s Bosnia Memory Project preserves the stories and artifacts of the Bosnian war and genocide and hosts events to raise awareness about Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Bosnian diaspora. The project actively gathers oral histories from the local Bosnian community as part of a living archive for scholars and researchers.