Subject : ON COMING EVENTS WITH CEIMSA-IN-EXILE FOR NOVEMBER IN GRENOBLE.
16 October 2010
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
With our long tradition (more than 10 years) of organizing local, regional, national and international conferences on subjects in American studies (for a list of some of our past events, see the CEIMSA link to "Colloques" on our home page at the University of California), we are pleased to invite you to the up-coming events in Grenoble next month organized by CEIMSA-IN EXILE:
War, Resistance and Counter-Resistance in Modern Times
le jeudi, 4 novembre 2010
On 24 March 1999, NATO began its air attack on Yugoslavia. Before the war ended on 10 June 1999, Yugoslav casualties, according to official reports, included 462 soldiers killed and 299 more wounded, 114 special police officers killed. There were between 500 and 1500 Yugoslav civilian deaths, according to various sources. European non-governmental groups report that "a few" Italian soldiers have died since the war ended due to the "use of weapons with cancer-causing depleted uranium".
As the United States government has tacitly acknowledged by keeping the press at bay in Afghanistan, public relations and the ability to get your version of events across is almost as important as weaponry in modern warfare. The version of a war that is reported on television becomes the official version that in turn motivates crucial political decisions.
Francis McCollum Feeley
Professor of American Studies
Director of Research
Université Stendhal Grenoble 3