SEPTEMBER 2, 2010—LOS ANGELES—In the 16 years since the genocide in Rwanda, a number of international, national, and communal measures have been implemented to construct a unified future for Rwanda without forgetting about the past. Today, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a panel discussion that addressed the role of testimony in the process of national mourning, transitional justice, and memorialization.
Participants in the panel discussion, titled Rwanda: Confronting a Painful Past, included Beth Meyerowitz, USC Professor of Psychology; Mathilde Mukantabana, Professor of History at Cosumnes River College and President of Friends of Rwanda Association; Freddy Mutanguha, Director of the Kigali Memorial Centre and Secretary General of IBUKA; and James Smith, CEO of Aegis Trust. Lyn Boyd-Judson, Director of the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, moderated the discussion.
Rwanda: Confronting a Painful Past was made possible through generous funding by the ACE Charitable Foundation.