Philip T. Reeker, deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Macedonia, will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. During his visit, he will give a talk on “The Balkans: from War and ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ to Democratization and Integration into Europe” at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center. His remarks will consider the complex history and politics of this volatile region from the Bosnian war in the early 1990s to the promising democratic developments of the present.Ambassador Reeker’s visit to UNC is in conjunction with the “Ambassadors Forum” organized by the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professorship, the Center for European Studies and the Department of History. The forum brings to campus prominent diplomats, politicians and business leaders to give public lectures and conduct seminars and workshops for graduate students. Students have the opportunity to engage first-hand with international leaders and obtain insights into the practical application of their study of history, political science, European studies and international relations.