February 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Genocide and Justice in Rwanda: Lessons and Perspectives, Feb. 15

Nyseth Brehm

Nyseth Brehm

War and Peace Theme & Making and Breaking the Law Theme present “Genocide and Justice in Rwanda: Lessons and Perspectives” on Monday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Porter 104.

war and peace logoThe speaker is Hollie Nyseth Brehm, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio State University, and a fellow at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.

Brehm’s research is motivated by the fundamental questions of why and how atrocity crimes occur and who commits them. She also studies the process of transitional justice after atrocities, including how societies rebuild, how international actors respond to the violence, and the lasting effects of mass violence.

Making and Breaking the Law logoBrehm co-founded and served as chair of the Board of Directors of a Minneapolis public school that serves refugee students. She is also a quantitative mentor for the Center for Victims of Torture and a core team member of I-Activism, which empowers communities and governments to act on behalf of those affected by genocide and other mass atrocities.

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