The Politics of Memory: Rwanda, Burundi
and Eastern Congo. Presented by Rene Lemarchand, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida
Location: Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:30pm
"The Politics of Memory in the Great Lakes" presented by Rene Lemarchand, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida. This talk focuses on among other issues, how lapses in collective or individual memory in Rwanda, Burundi and eastern Congo turn out to be major impediments to reconciliation/peaceful co-existence.
Professor Rene Lemarchand's activities include: consultant to The World Bank and the European Union. His research interests focus on Central Africa: Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Selected publications include: 2009 The dynamics of violence in Central Africa. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1994 Burundi : ethnic conflict and genocide. [Washington, D.C.]: Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Cambridge ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. [Paperback edition published in 1996], (Articles) 2007 "Consociationalism and power sharing in Africa: Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo," African Affairs 106, 422, p. 1-20. 2002 "Le genocide de 1972 au Burundi: les silences de l'histoire," Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines 42, 167, p. 551-567. 1998 "Genocide in the Great Lakes: which genocide? whose genocide," African Studies Review 41, 1, p. 3-16.