James Waller to be Keynote Speaker at Rwandan Genocide Conference

Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies James Waller

Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies James Waller

Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies James Waller has been invited to give the keynote address at the 20th Commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against Tutsi at the University of Notre Dame’s Notre Dame Conference Center on April 26. The conference theme is “Remember – Unite – Renew,” and the event focuses on Rwandans and friends of Rwanda who wish to remember the people who perished during the 1994 Genocide and learn from the past and “strive to build a bright future focused on education, self-reliance, good governance, and great vision.”

“It’s always an honor to be invited to participate in commemoration events such as these, particularly on the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide,” Dr. Waller said. “To join the Rwandan community as it remembers, and continues to heal, from the tragedy of 1994 is a very powerful reminder of the important work that we all have ahead of us in genocide and mass atrocity prevention.”

You can read some of Dr. Waller’s moving words from the conference, as reported in The Observer.

One thought on “James Waller to be Keynote Speaker at Rwandan Genocide Conference

  1. Wow! Congratulations to Dr. Waller, on this stunning honor! He is an exemplary scholar, public intellectual, teacher and activist, helping to heal the world: “To remember … and to teach.”

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