Rwanda and Malawi Joint Information Session
Thursday, January 26, 2023 , 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 160 Enarson Classroom Building
Contact: Kyle Sturges
Attend this information session to learn about the Genocide and its Aftermath in Rwanda and Malawi Research Methods for Politics education abroad programs.
This program will explore the 1994 Rwandan genocide and its aftermath through active learning experiences in Rwanda. Students will begin by studying the origins of the genocide with an emphasis on why the genocide occurred and, more broadly, what causes genocide globally. Students will study the violence itself, including the forms of violence, who participated in the violence, and who was victimized. Lastly, students will turn their attention to the aftermath of the genocide and study the legal response to the violence. This will involve examining the local "gacaca" courts that were instituted across the country and the collective memories of the genocide. Students will also examine the current state of human rights in Rwanda and some of the regional effects of the violence. Finally, participants will study development and aid in Rwanda today, critically exploring the country’s tremendous economic growth since 1994.
This program focuses on research methodologies used to understand political and economic outcomes in Africa. The course will be especially useful for undergraduate students who plan to conduct research or design programs and interventions in the developing world, including students who plan to:
- collect original data for an undergraduate thesis project
- conduct original research after graduation (e.g., Fulbright IIE, graduate school)
- work in international development (e.g., USAID, Peace Corps, Global Health Corps)
- work in monitoring and evaluation for international development (e.g. USAID, World Bank)
This program is also appropriate for those interested in simply learning more about politics and development in Africa.