The Rwandan Genocide and the Failure of the International Community
Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, speaks to a capacity crowd in Robsham Theater during his nine-day tour of the United States. He describes his country's post-genocide efforts at rebuilding, and looks back on the international community's failure to intervene in 1994 during the 100 days that saw the death of close to a million minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
Kagame is introduced by Pierre-Richard Prosper '85, U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues. Welcoming remarks are offered by University President William P. Leahy, SJ, and Prosper is introduced by Grace Simmons '05, president of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College.
Format: Lecture followed by Q&A
Date: April 11, 2005
Location: Robsham Theater, Boston College
Sponsor(s): Undergraduate Government of Boston College