Human Rights Activism and Scholarship: Exploring the Relationship
- 6:00 pm on Friday, September 13, 2019
- 7:30 pm on Friday, September 13, 2019
- Contact Name:
- Arlene Brennan
CURA Talk with Ken Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch Keynote Address for Conference: "The Legacy of Alison Des Forges for the Human Rights Movement & Academia" Alison Des Forges was a historian of Rwanda who became a leading voice for human rights in the context of the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi. Author of Leave None to Tell the Story, a Human Rights Watch report recognized as the definitive account of the genocide, and winner of the MacArthur "Genius" Prize, Des Forges was killed in a plane crash in 2009. This conference honors her legacy by exploring the relationship between human rights research and advocacy and the academy.