Date/Time: Sun 24 Aug / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This symposium is open to the general public and will bring together a select group of scholars (see below) from the Rwanda Revisited: International Aftermath Conference 2014 (open only to the invited academics) in order to reflect on the ongoing challenges of writing the history of the Rwandan genocide, including the events associated with its development, implementation, and aftermath.
While twenty years have now passed since the perpetration of that genocide, many crucial questions remain unanswered or unaddressed. This symposium will engage those issues through rigorous scholarship and open public debate.
Erin Mosely (Harvard University)
Jennie Burnet (University of Louisville)
Bert Ingelaere (University of Antwerp)
Charles Mironko (Royal Bafokeng Institute)
Olivier Nyirubugara (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Discussion will touch on the following themes and issues:
- The history of the genocide, including the events associated with its development and implementation.
- Perpetrator ideology and motivation.
- The politics of genocide remembrance and commemoration in Rwanda.
- Journalistic and artistic representation of the genocide both during and after the events.
- The Rwandan genocide and the limits and challenges of comparative approaches to examining genocides.
Admission free; No prior bookings