'The Rwanda genocide: a tragedy foretold that nobody believed'

Series Name Rwanda Remembered Interdisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker Colette Braeckman
Type Lectures & Talks
When 29 Jan 2014, 06:00PM - 07:30PM
Venue Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 2
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact No booking necessary but for further information please contact Dr Caroline Sharples (cs383@leicester.ac.uk) or Dr Fransiska Louwagie (fl47@leicester.ac.uk)

April 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide when, in just one hundred days, around 800,000 people were murdered.

To commemorate the anniversary, the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the School of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester will be organising a free public interdisciplinary outreach seminar series, involving academics, media representatives and policy makers, to explore the lessons and legacies of Rwanda. The series will be coordinated by Dr Caroline Sharples, Lecturer in Modern European History, and Dr Fransiska Louwagie, Lecturer in French Studies.

The first seminar of the series, entitled ‘The Rwanda genocide: a tragedy foretold that nobody believed’, features Colette Braeckman, a Belgian journalist and author and expert in Central Africa. It will take place at the University of Leicester on Wednesday 29 January at 6:00pm in the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 2. and will be opened by Professor Mark Peel, Head of College of Arts, Humanities and Law, and by Didier Denayer, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Belgian Embassy in London.

The event will be followed by a wine reception at 7.30pm. Further seminars will take place throughout the first half of 2014, concluding in May. The full programme can be viewed on the Stanley Burton Centre website.

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