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Renowned Expert On Rwandan Crisis To Speak At Northwestern

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May 27, 2008 | by Wendy Leopold
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Jose Kagabo, an internationally known expert on the Rwandan genocide who testified before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, will deliver a lecture titled "Mass Killing and Human Rights" at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Northwestern University.

Kagabo's lecture will take place in Room 108 of Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Road, on the University's Evanston campus. Free and open to the public, his lecture will be followed by a reception.

A lecturer at the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences in Paris, Kagabo is a visiting professor at Northwestern's Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, and is teaching courses at Northwestern. He also is working on a book about the Rwandan genocide.

Kagabo is the author of numerous books and articles on crises in central Africa, including "Islam and the 'Swahili' in Rwanda" and "The Question of Rwandan Refugees." His upcoming book will look at the role politicians, intellectuals and businessmen played in motivating ordinary citizens to become perpetrators of violence in Rwanda.

For further information about Kagabo's lecture, call (847) 467-2770 or visit the Buffett Center Web site at http://www.bcics.northwestern.edu/.