The slogan “never again” is often applied to horrific events such as the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. In order to bring that slogan to life, education is key. That’s why the Dayton Council on World Affairs (DCOWA) and Wright State University are coming together to sponsor a talk by Shyaka Anastase, Ph.D.
Anastase is the executive secretary of the Rwandan Governance Advisory Council, which provides scientifically based advice on ethical post-genocide policies to Rwanda’s government and civil society leaders.
The talk is titled “After Genocide: Reconciliation and Rebuilding Peace in Rwanda.” Anastase will discuss the reconciliation process under way in Rwanda following the 1994 genocide and also the feasibility of an East African Political Federation.
“Rwanda is a large part of our history in terms of understanding genocide and making sure these kinds of things don’t happen again,” said Michelle Streeter-Ferarri, director of the University Center for International Education. According to Streeter-Ferrari Dayton, has one of the largest populations of Rwandan refugees in the country.
Anastase will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in 076 University Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.