December 2, 2019
Rwanda Ambassador to the U.S. and President Ensign to discuss Rwanda 25 years after the genocide.
In 1994 more than a million people were murdered in Rwanda over the course of about 100 days in one of the century’s most brutal and shocking instances of genocide. Since that time, Rwanda has not only recovered but has become a beacon in Africa for thoughtful and equitable development. In the words of President Paul Kagame: “In 1994 there was no hope, only darkness. Today, light radiates from this place. How did it happen? Rwanda became a family again.” This panel discussion will address the nature of the new Rwandan “family,” how Rwanda has achieved its remarkable recovery, and what we can all learn from its truly remarkable successes. Panelists include: Margee Ensign, Dickinson College; Mathilde Mukantabana, Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda to the U.S.; Jean-Pierre Karegeye (moderator), Dickinson College; and Nelly Teta Ntwali ’22, Dickinson College. This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues. For more information visit the website or call 717-245-1875.