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International Institute. Reflecting on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and Civil War

Saturday, April 6, 2019
1:30-5:00 PM
455 Weiser Hall Map
This event, held on the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and civil war, will explore what we know and what we do not know with leading scholars in the field. It will also feature the debut of the first installment of Christian Davenport and Darick Ritter’s nonfiction graphic novel, called RW-94: Reflections on Rwanda. The book bridges a gap between storytelling and social science and moves deeper into a systematic understanding of 1994 Rwanda, Rwanda itself, and the complexity of understanding the diverse forms of political violence that happened alongside the genocide.



1:30 PM: Welcome and Introductions: Laura Beny, associate director of the African Studies Center and Christian Davenport, co-director of the International Institute's Conflict and Peace Initiative

1:40-2:40 PM: Presentation by Christian Davenport and Darick Ritter on their book, RW-94: Reflections on Rwanda

2:40-3:40 PM: Public Round Table with Rwanda Research Scholars: Christian Davenport (professor of political science at University of Michigan), Cyanne Loyle (associate professor of political science at Indiana University), Jens Meierhenrich (associate professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science), and Luc Reydams (professor of law at Catholic University of Lublin and associate professor at the University of Notre Dame)

3:40-5:00 PM: RW-94: Reflections on Rwanda Art Display and Reception

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, we are eager to help. Please contact We are able to make most accommodations very easily, but advance notice is appreciated as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange. All rooms in Weiser Hall are wheelchair accessible, and a reflection room and lactation room are available. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be provided at the reception; please email with any additional dietary restrictions.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Presentation
Tags: Africa, International
Source: Happening @ Michigan from International Institute, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, African Studies Center, Program in International and Comparative Studies, Donia Human Rights Center, Department of Political Science