TITLE: Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda
SPEAKER: Dr. Lee Ann Fujii
EVENT DATE: 2009/11/04
RUNNING TIME: 48 minutes
Author Lee Ann Fujii addresses some of the causes of the genocide that took place in Rwanda 15 years ago, killing nearly one million people in a span of 100 days. She also talks about her book "Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda."
Speaker Biography: Dr. Lee Ann Fujji is assistant professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. Her areas of expertise are mass violence and genocide, ethnic conflict and Africa and Rwanda politics. She specializes in political violence and conflict. Her research focuses on local level violence that occurs during ethnic conflict in war. Her work has appeared in Security Studies Journal of Peace Research, Nationalities Papers and Journal of Genocide Research. Her work has been supported by funding from Fulbright, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Dilthey Fellowship from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University. Fujii is currently working on a project that compares local participation and violence and atrocities across multiple cases. She is author of the book "Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda."