Crime Scenes & Aftermaths: Writing about Contested Memories in Rwanda and Beyond

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Event Contact

Rogers, Sarah
919-668-2401

Speaker(s): 
Philip Gourevitch

This talk will describe how memories of past atrocities such as the Rwandan genocide are used in politics and society today. It will also touch on Abu Ghraib and the United States under Trump.

Philip Gourevitch is a longtime New Yorker staff writer, the former editor of The Paris Review, and the author of We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families (1998), the story of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, and The Ballad of Abu Ghraib (2008), an account of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison under the American occupation.

Introduced by Jonathan M. Katz, Journalist, Author, and Director of the Media and Journalism Initiative.

Crime Scenes and Aftermaths
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Sponsor
Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)
Event Co-Sponsors
DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, Sanford School of Public Policy