Diplomacy After Hours: The 25th Anniversary of the Dayton Accords
2020 marked the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Accords, a historic diplomatic achievement that ended the war in Bosnia.
NMAD’s former Director Mary Kane and Public Historian Dr. Alison Mann hosted a conversation with Ambassador Christopher Hill and Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, where they discussed their first-hand experiences of the negotiations.
Together, they told the story of the tragic war in Bosnia, U.S. involvement, and the diplomats who worked to find a peaceful resolution. Part of that peaceful resolution was closed-door, high-profile peace talks in Dayton, Ohio. Meet the diplomats and learn the story of the Dayton Peace Accords through the timestamps below.
Explore event highlights through the below timestamps
Who were some of the diplomats involved in the Dayton Peace Accords? 2:14
What was the dynamic in the Balkans before the war in Bosnia broke out? 5:02
At what point were more diplomatic solutions brought to the table to be discussed? 11:44
What were a few skills of diplomacy that Ambassador Frasure and Holbrooke embodied? 21:18
How did diplomats attempt to manage the personalities, concerns, and demands of the Balkan leaders? 26:49
Why did American diplomats choose Dayton, Ohio as the location for peace talks? 28:32
What were the tools that diplomats had to use in the negotiations? 30:26
What was the long-term impact of the Dayton Accords? 37:33
What was the impact of the Accords on the city of Dayton and the cities in the Balkans? 47:27