We invite you to join us on campus for a complimentary lecture by General Roméo Dallaire. His talk, entitled My Journey from Rwanda to Humanitarian Work Today, will focus on General Dallaire’s experience in commanding the United Nations peacekeeping mission to Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide, as well as the Child Soldier Initiative.
The event will take place on October 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Hall Auditorium. Admission is free and no tickets/reservations are required. Click here to download the event flyer.
General Dallaire is a retired Canadian Senator and Canadian Army Lieutenant-General, a devoted humanitarian, and an outspoken advocate of human rights. He is now an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec, and a Commander of the Order of Military Merit.
Following his testimony, General Dallaire will be signing his best-selling books Shake Hands with the Devil – the Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, the basis of an Emmy Award-winning documentary, and They Fight Like Soldiers: They Die Like Children – the Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldier, which introduces the child soldier phenomenon and his efforts to bring it to an end.
For more information, please contact The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at (714) 628-7377 or www.chapman.edu/holocausteducation. This event is co-sponsored by Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Department of Peace Studies.