Dickinson President-elect Margee Ensign will be a featured speaker at Kwibuka 23 in Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 7. The event marks the 23rd commemoration of the Rwandan genocide and focuses on fighting denial of the genocide while building progress in Rwanda.
Ensign, who has written extensively on Rwanda, will deliver a speech on economic growth, poverty reduction, education, health and gender equity.
"For some it is hard to imagine that a small country that experienced the worst form of violence and hate—genocide—now can give us lessons in peace, in building prosperity, in rebuilding a society, community by community," she says in "Rwanda’s Reconstruction and Progress: Hope for the Future," her prepared remarks for the event. "We need these lessons, we need these models and we need to understand how it happened and what from this model of progress and hope can be replicated."
Ensign, who served as president of the American University of Nigeria for seven years, will become the college’s 29th president July 1.
Published April 6, 2017