On Thursday March 27th, Paul Rusesabagina will be giving a Global Policy Perspectives talk commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. Mr. Rusesabagina’s heroic acts during the genocide were captured in the 2004 film, Hotel Rwanda, with Don Cheadle earning an Academy Award nomination for best actor for his portrayal of Mr. Rusesabagina. Mr. Rusesabagina is the 2005 recipient of the University of Michigan’s Wallenberg Medal.
Mr. Rusesabagina established the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation (HRRF) in 2005 to promote “an understanding of the dangerous conditions which lead to misunderstanding, hatred, and violence-the seeds of future genocides” (Mission.) The foundation also provides “educational assistance for the helpless orphans of Africa’s civil wars, genocide and AIDS epidemic”. For more information about Paul Rusesabagina and his foundation, please read this article from the June 2006 issue of Mother Jones.
If you are interested in attending the lecture on the 27th at Rackham Auditorium or interested in viewing Hotel Rwanda in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Ford School – Weill Hall on Monday, March 24 from 7:00-9:00pm, please see this form for further details.