An Inside View of the New Face of Rwanda

11/8/10

        Most Americans may not think of Rwanda as one of the most stable and promising African countries in terms of economic growth. Americans’ perception of Rwanda is plagued by the nation’s past difficulties with genocide, war and corruption.

        Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of Rwanda Sam Rugege will visit The University of Scranton to discuss some of the reforms that have occurred in his country that have greatly altered its course.

        Justice Rugege will discuss the use of his nation’s traditional gacaca (municipal) courts for trials of people accused of genocide crimes at a lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center.

        On Wednesday, Nov. 10, Justice Rugege will present “Legal Reform in Rwanda: A View From The Inside.” The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose Room of Brennan Hall.

        Both lectures are free of charge and open to the public. For additional information contact the Provost Office at The University of Scranton at 941-5960.

        The country of Rwanda will be the focus of the entire University community through a series of lectures, class discussions and events conducted during the 2010/2011 academic year.


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