On May 4, 2021, the Bosnian Advocacy Center hosted a panel discussion with former U.S. senators Joe Lieberman and Dennis DeConcini titled “Revisiting the Call of the Bosnian Hawks.”
Senators Lieberman and DeConcini, together with senators Dole, Biden, Moynihan and others, were the loudest advocates for and on behalf of Bosnia in the United States Congress. They continuously advocated for lifting of the arms embargo, organized congressional hearings, and pressured the Clinton administration to intervene in Bosnia and end the Serbian aggression.
“After the Holocaust, we said ‘never again’ and we could not sit and watch that yet another group is a victim of genocide. Both Democrats and Republicans participated in this fight,” said Senator Lieberman.
“I felt that was my responsibility, to make a change for someone. That is what senators do,” reiterated Senator DeConcini.
Both senators expressed their admiration for the work of the Bosnian Advocacy Center and noted that it is much needed to move the case of Bosnia higher on the priority list of the U.S. foreign policy.
“I would like to thank the Bosnian Advocacy Center for its continuous advocacy for the Bosnian interest. It was my honor to be here,” said Senator Lieberman.
The panel was moderated by Dr. Jasmin Mujanovic.
The full video in English is available here.