Women and Peacebuilding: Lessons from Post-Genocide Rwanda, Dr Jennie Burnet

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Date(s) - 21/08/2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

State Library of Victoria


Keynote Speaker: Dr Jennie Burnet

PLEASE NOTE: Due to storms in the US, Scott Straus will only be arriving for the Aftermath conference on Friday morning and will not be delivering the keynote address. He will be participating as a panelist on Sunday night at the Rwanda Revisited symposium at Monash Caulfield.

burnetJennie Burnet will deliver the keynote address for the Aftermath conference at the scheduled time on the topic Women and Peacebuilding: Lessons from Post-Genocide Rwanda. Dr Burnet is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Louisville in the United States. Her research focuses on the long-term consequences of genocide and violent conflict and women’s roles in peacebuilding and politics. Her book, Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory & Silence in Rwanda, won the 2013 Elliot Skinner Award from the Association for Africanist Anthropology. Her research has appeared in Politics & Gender, African Affairs, and African Studies Review. 

This free public event will be the opening Keynote address for the 2014 Aftermath Conference – Rwanda Revisited. 

Admission free; No prior bookings