DAYTON, Ohio (WCMH)– Former President Bill Clinton sees lessons for today’s global conflicts from the international peace agreement worked out 20 years ago this week in southwest Ohio.
Clinton says the Dayton Peace Accords ending three-plus years of war in Bosnia represent a victory in what’s turned out to be a continuing contest between violence and negotiation. He says much work remains, but that it’s better to take two steps forward and one step back than to let things fall apart.
Clinton was in Ohio Thursday for a number of events including an appearance at Ohio State University with former U.S. Senator John Glenn.
Clinton spoke earlier in the day at the University of Dayton as part of a conference on the agreement reached at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in his first term. Diplomats and officials of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Croatia are taking part.
Clinton waived his speaking fee at Ohio State University. A university spokesman said any revenue generated from the sale of tickets to the event will go directly to support undergraduate scholarships at the OSU John Glenn College of Public Affairs.