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Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee International Symposium

The Rwandan Genocide: Twenty Years Later

Presenter:
Francois-Xavier Nsanzuwera, Esq., Appeal Counsel in the Prosecutor's Office, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania; Dr. Lars Waldorf, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Applied Human Rights, Law School, York University, UK; Nicole Fox, doctoral candidate, Brandeis University; Prof. Aimable Twagilimana, Department of English, SUNY Buffalo State College;
Presenter Affiliation:
Dr. Jean-Paul Kimonyo, Senior Policy Advisor to the President, Republic of Rwanda, Kigali and author; Noel Twagiramungu, doctoral candidate, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Location:
120 Clemens
Campus:
North Campus
Date:
4/24/14
Time:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Sponsor:
Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee; University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, Office of the Vice Provost for International Education and Department of History; Hodgson Russ LLP
Contact:
Dr. Roger Des Forges at 716-885-6828 (rvd@buffalo.edu)
The symposium commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which took an estimated 800,000 lives in 100 days beginning in April 1994. It brings together some leading Rwandan survivors of the genocide and experts on the origins, course, and consequences of that catastrophe. Schedule of Events 8:30: Registration 8:45: Welcoming remarks, Helene Kramer, Chair of the ALD Memorial Committee 9:00-10:50: Justice for the Perpetrators: "The Record of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha and Its Legacy" Francois-Xavier Nsanzuwera, Esq., Appeal Counsel in the Prosecutor's Office, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania, & "Assessing Rwanda's Experiment in Mass Justice" Dr. Lars Waldorf, Centre for Applied Human Rights, Law School, York University, UK 11:00-12:50: Healing for the Survivors: "Trauma and Commemoration in Present Day Rwanda" Nicole Fox, doctoral candidate, Brandeis University, & "Reimagining a Nation: History, Culture, and Identity in Post-Genocide Rwanda" Dr. Aimable Twagilimana, Department of English, SUNY Buffalo State College 1:00-1:50: Lunch and Video - Confronting Evil: Genocide in Rwanda 2:00-4:00: Contemporary Rwandan Politics: "A View from Kigali" Dr. Jean-Paul Kimonyo, Senior Policy Advisor to the President, Republic of Rwanda, Kigali and author & "Rwanda Past and Present: An Insider-Outsider View" Noel Twagiramungu, doctoral candidate, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University 4:10-5:00: Wrap-up General Discussion