|What:||Measures of Humanity: An Evening with Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire|
|When:||November 4, 2011
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
University of Southern California
On April 7, 1994, following four years of civil war and internal strife, the tiny African country of Rwanda erupted in carnage of almost unimaginable proportions. Over the next three months, while the developed world turned its back, nearly one million of Rwanda’s citizens would be murdered. Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, force commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, refused to abandon the people he had crossed the globe to serve. His individual efforts on the ground are credited with saving at least 32,000 lives. His book on his experiences in Rwanda, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, was awarded the Canadian Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2004.
Join us for an evening of rare emotion and insight with Lieutenant-General Dallaire, now a Canadian senator and widely recognized as a humanitarian of the highest order. He will recount his experiences from one of the darkest chapters in human history; discuss his recent efforts to bolster human rights in countries like Sudan and Sierra Leone; and illuminate the dangers of a world that values political and economic interests over its own potential humanity.
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