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Host: Kilkenny Arts Festival
Location: St Canice's Cathedral, The Close, Coach Road, Kilkenny, ROI
Speaker: Misha Glenny
To mark the twentieth anniversary of the start of the siege, the distinguished journalist and historian Misha Glenny comes to Kilkenny to talk about Sarajevo and the war that surrounded it. As the Central Europe Correspondent, first for The Guardian and then for the BBC, Glenny chronicled the collapse of communism and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. Introduced by journalist, writer and current affairs presenter Olivia O’Leary, Glenny considers what caused the war, what made the conflict so bloody, and why the international community was so slow to react.
The Hubert Butler Annual Lecture was established in 2007 to honour the Kilkenny writer, historian and broadcaster whose remarkable consistency of vision and clarity of mind made him unique among essayists and whose work evinced an unsurpassed moral, political and literary integrity.