Rwanda 20 Years Ago Today: Prediction, Intervention, and Genocide

Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Anderson Academic Commons

During January 1994, the first tax was sent regarding the developing genocide situation in Rwanda. No one intervened. Why? How should foreign powers respond to an intervene in a genocide situation? Should the Rwandan genocide have been predicted?

Please join us to hear a panel of experts on the Rwandan genocide discuss these questions and build upon themes raised in the article by Peter Van Arsdale et al entitles “Genocide, Ethnocide, and Ethnic Cleansing: An Exploratory Review.”


  • Arthur Gilbert, Associate Professor and genocide specialist, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • Bruce Finley, environmental (and former international) reporter, The Denver Post
  • King Viteron, Denver businessman, former resident of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Co-Executive Director of the Colorado African Compassion Center


  • Peter Van Arsdale, Director of African Initiatives, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

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