Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. During one hundred days in 1994, Hutu extremists slaughtered over one million people, primarily Tutsi as well as Hutu and others who opposed the genocide. Learning from the Genocide against the Tutsi provides crucial insight into averting conflict and fostering more inclusive communities. The current era of deep political, racial, class, and gender divisions and ongoing atrocity crimes around the world compel such reflection. Professor Zachary D. Kaufman, an expert on genocide, will discuss ten lessons we should learn from Rwanda to prevent further bloodshed and build more representative societies.
Zachary D. Kaufman, J.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Houston Law Center, and previously held academic appointments at Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, Stanford University, and New York University. He has edited or authored three books and is currently working on a fourth book, about the law and politics of bystanders and upstanders. Professor Kaufman has served in all three branches of the U.S. government and in three war crimes tribunals (including the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda).
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