Date(s) - 21/08/2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
State Library of Victoria
Rwanda Twenty Years after the Genocide
Keynote Speaker: Professor Scott Straus
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Twenty years after the genocide, Rwanda has registered some remarkable progress. But there are growing concerns about human rights and democracy in this country. In this talk, Professor Scott Straus will examine what we have learned about the genocide in the past 20 years, the model of post-genocide reconstruction that Rwanda has chosen, and the question of reconciliation.
Scott Straus is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA). He is the author of The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda and co-editor of Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Genocide.
Scott specialises in the study of genocide, political violence, human rights, and African politics. He has conducted fieldwork most recently in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Rwanda, and Senegal. His published work includes several books on Rwanda, including The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda (Cornell University Press, 2006); Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011); and Intimate Enemy (Zone Books, 2006). Before starting in academia, Scott was a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.
This free public event will be the opening Keynote address for the 2014 Aftermath Conference – Rwanda Revisited.
Admission free; No prior bookings