Rwanda 1994–2014: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Monday, 24 March 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Date & Time: Monday, 24 March 6.30-8PM
Place: Great Hall, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

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Event in partnership with Kings College London and the School of Oriental & African Studies, and is part of a series of events entitled Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now

Speakers: Prudentienne Seward, founder, PAX-Peace; Rene Claudel Mugenzi, human rights activist; Dr David Booth, Director of APPP/Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute; Pritish Behuria, SOAS; Vincent Gasana, Broadcast Journalist. Chair: Dr Phil Clark, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)

Rwanda has made significant political, social and economic strides since the 1994 genocide, which in the space of 100 days claimed the lives of over 800,000 Tutsis and their perceived Hutu and Twa sympathisers. Today the Rwandan government faces substantial criticisms regarding political liberalisation, human rights and volatile foreign relations in the Great Lakes region. This event looks back to ask how we should most effectively commemorate the genocide and looks forward to ask to what extent criticisms of Rwanda are justified and where the country is headed in the next 20 years and beyond.

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