In 1994, fifty years after the pledge of "Never Again," the Tutsi ethnic minority in Rwanda suffered a genocide that killed an estimated 75-80 percent of their population. In this course, we will explore the factors that led to the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda and how the Rwandan case compare to other cases of genocide and extreme violence. We will also explore the efforts made in post-genocide Rwanda to rebuild, pursue justice, and promote reconciliation and the lessons that can be learned from the Rwandan case.
Note: Master's students should register for HGS 607. Doctoral students should register for HGS 757.