A Warning Sign: the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial

Friday, September 18, 2020

The former Bosnian Serb Army commander and convicted war criminal, Ratko Mladić's appeal hearings has begun last month. Questioning the 2017 judgement of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is an emblematic symptom of a phenomenon increasingly present in the Balkan region; genocide denial, which, twenty years after the Srebrenica genocide, strives to downplay or even dispute the crimes committed during the Bosnian War.

What We Read: Pandemic Edition

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Regularly updated! Articles, interviews, and podcasts on the coronavirus pandemic, recommended by the Blinken OSA staff.


Medical Anthropology / Christos Lynteris: Plague Masks: The Visual Emergence of Anti-Epidemic Personal Protection Equipment

Mao’s Little Red Book

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 Károly Timári

Quotations from chairman Mao Tse-tung. Peking, Foreign Languages Press, 1966.

“To tell the terrible truth” -- Vasily Grossman

Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Katalin Dobó

Grossman in Schwerin, 1945.
Grossman in Schwerin, 1945.
Vasily Grossman (1905-1964) was a Russian writer and a decorated, famous war correspondent for the central military newspaper of the Red Army ‘Red Star’ during WWII. He spent more than 1000 days at the front, reported from the battles of Moscow, Kursk, Stalingrad and Berlin.

Castles in the shadow of the swastika

Thursday, July 11, 2019 Katalin Dobó

Wiedererstandene Baudenkmale: ausgewählte Arbeiten aus dem Ludwig-Siebert-Programm zur Erhaltung Bayerischer Baudenkmale / herausgegeben von Ludwig Siebert. - München : Bruckmann, 1941.

OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Gabriella Horn

Over the past six months, more than 250 experts and 60 organizations from 40 countries endorsed the Universal Guidelines for AI (UGAI), the first human rights framework for AI. Signatories included the AAAS, the largest scientific society in the world, and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, who himself once battled an AI, and later helped launch the OECD’s work on AI.