Rebuilding Balkan Bridges

15 years after Yugoslavia's bloody breakup began, teams of scholars from the region and from the West are trying to find common ground

Sitting at a table in a downtown restaurant here, Charles W. Ingrao is more than 4,500 miles away from Sarajevo. But as he talks with a reporter on a blustery January morning, Mr. Ingrao, a professor of history at Purdue University's main campus, could be sitting at a cafe in Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital. There's coffee and Coca-Cola on the table,