- Rwanda Since the 1994 Genocide
Rwanda Since the 1994 Genocide

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Welcome to ALST/PCON355: “Rwanda since the 1994 Genocide” Course Blog

By Professor Thomson on January 19, 2013

Welcome to the blog for “Rwanda since the 1994 Genocide” (ALST/PCON355), a new course in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Colgate University. We meet twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from13:20 to 14:35 in Alumni 111.

Rwanda since the genocide has attracted the attention of scholars, journalists, diplomats and aid workers struggling to make sense of the bloodshed and the role of the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) in stopping the genocide and quickly rebuilding the country.  By 2001, the United Nations and other international actors began to hold Rwanda out as a model of post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation to be emulated elsewhere.  In addition, the African Union as well as many of Rwanda’s international donors and regional neighbors view the country as a beacon of political stability and economic development in the volatile Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Rwanda thus provides a compelling single-case study for students to analyze competing knowledge claims (of academics, practitioners and the Rwanda government) of everyday life since the 1994 genocide.   We welcome your comments and feedback on our blog postings.