Release date: Nov. 20, 2007
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Rwandan Panel to Feature Andrew Young Nov. 27

The 1994 Rwanda genocide and its impact on Rwanda's present and future development will take center stage during a panel discussion on "Beyond Hollywood's Rwanda: Truth and Justice, Security and Development." The event will feature former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and Rwanda Ambassador to the U.S. James Kimonyo. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium and features, in addition to Young and Kimonyo, internationally known experts on genocide, justice and development.

Other panelists include: Emory's Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies; Virginia State University business professor Egide Karuranga, a survivor of the genocide; Jeffrey Richter, senior historian with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Investigations; and University of North Dakota law professor Gregory Gordon, formerly at the Department of Justice Criminal Division's Office of Special Investigations, where he helped investigate and prosecute Rwandan war criminals.

Conference themes will be highlighted with selected video clips from several films and interviews, including the documentary "Rwanda Rising." Emory anthropology and global health professor Peter Brown will moderate.

The event is sponsored by the Rollins School of Public Health, the Health, Culture, and Society Program at Emory, and GoodWorks International, a consulting firm founded by Young to foster long-term economic development in Africa. For more information, contact Susan Allen at 404-727-7970 or email For full details, visit

Free tickets are available on campus at the Dobbs Center information desk, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory School of Law, or call the GoodWorks International RSVP line at 404-527-8545.


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