Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

Ruling Under a Volcano, Political Goverance in Post-Genocide Rwanda

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 620 Library Place, Conference Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Thursday, April 25th, 4pm, lunch served

Center for Forced Migration Faculty Working Group co-hosted by The Program of African Studies:

Ruling Under a Volcano, Political Goverance in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Filip Reyntjens, Professor of Law and Politics, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp

 Filip Reyntjens is Professor of African Law and Politics at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp. He is a full member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences and a board member of several scientific organizations. Among other assignments, he has been a visiting professor in Paris, Pretoria, Butare (Rwanda), Kinshasa and Mbarara (Uganda), as well as vice-rector of the University of Mbuji-Mayi (DRC). For 35 years, he has specialised in the law and politics of Sub-Sahara Africa, and the Great Lakes Region in particular, on which he has published several books and hundreds of scholarly articles. His latest book is The Great African War. Congo and Regional Geopolitics, 1996-2006 (Cambridge University Press 2009). Political governance in post-genocide Rwanda (Cambridge University Press 2013) is forthcoming. He has acted as an expert witness on the law and politics of Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC in national courts in countries such as Belgium, France, Switzerland, Tanzania, the UK and the US, as well as before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He has done consultancy work for several ministries of Foreign Affairs and Development Co-operation and for international NGOs.

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