April 2, 2013

Joseph Sebarenzi - WIU Theme Speakers Series: War and Peace: From Personal Conflict to Global Resolution
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: University Union Heritage Room on the WIU-Macomb campus.
Description: Joseph Sebarenzi former head of the Rwanda Parliament, has endured tragedy most of us cannot fathom. He lost both his parents, seven siblings, and numerous other relatives in the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Yet, years later, as a senior government official in a position to exact revenge, he instead pushed for peace and reconciliation. "Revenge is like adding guilt to victim hood." says Sebarenzi. "It solves nothing. At some point, we have to ignore the past and envision the future."

Sebarenzi teaches conflict resolution at the School for International Training, lectures on his experiences, consults, and works toward his PhD. Sebarenzi has also been an executive for national and international nonprofit organizations and a regular speaker on BBC and Voice of America.

The presentation is open free to the public.
Contact Information:
 Heather McIlvaine-Newsad
 Phone: 309.298.1264
 Email: h-mcilvaine-newsad@wiu.edu
Source: University Theme

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