Special Event: Leadership Lessons from the Rwandan Genocide
Join us for a conversation with Lieutenant-General (ret) Roméo Dallaire on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 7:55pm to 9:05pm EDT.
Lieutenant-General (ret) Roméo Dallaire is founder of the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace, and Security, the global partnership with the mission to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in violence. A celebrated advocate for human rights with a special focus on child soldiers, veterans, and the prevention of mass atrocities, General Dallaire is also a respected government and United Nations (UN) advisor and former Canadian Senator. He was appointed Force Commander of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide. General Dallaire provided the UN with information about the planned massacre, which ultimately took more than 800,000 lives in less than 100 days; yet, permission to intervene was denied and the UN withdrew its peacekeeping forces. General Dallaire, along with a small contingent of Ghanaian and Tunisian soldiers and military observers, disobeyed the command to withdraw and remained in Rwanda to fulfill their ethical obligation to protect those who sought refuge with the UN forces.
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This event is hosted by the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the US Military Academy at West Point and co-sponsored by the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College; the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University; and the Human Rights Project at Bard College.