How will you spend your summer vacation? USC students invited to join us in Rwanda!

Thu, 03/07/2013 - 12:50pm

The USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education is now accepting applications for a summer course that will allow USC students to study post-genocide conflict resolution in Rwanda.

"Rebuilding Rwanda:  Memory, Testimony, and Living Together after Genocide" (IR-318, Conflict Resolution and Peace Research) will provide a practicum for students to consider the complex task that societies face in the aftermath of genocide.

  • Work face to face with survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide
  • Explore the complexities of post-genocide reconstruction
  • Develop your own solutions to the challenges Rwandans face today
  • Forge your own path through course material
  • Present your research at the Institute

Applications are due March 15, 2013.

IR-318, Conflict Resolution and Peace Research

Rebuilding Rwanda:  Memory, Testimony, and Living Together After Genocide

Dates: May 28 - June 22, 2013 (June 10-22 in Rwanda)

Instructors: Steve Lamy, Amy Marczewski Carnes, and Dan Leshem

Program Costs:

Tuition: $5,892

Additional expenses: $4,600*

Total: $10,492

*Additional expenses include estimated costs for airfare, accommodations, visa fees and personal expenses (which can vary greatly from student to student).


For further information, contact Amy Marczewski Carnes at or Dan Leshem at