Professor Jennie Burnet delivers keynote address at Rwanda Revisited conference
Dr. Jennie Burnet, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, recently returned from Melbourne, Australia where she participated in the Rwanda Revisited: International Aftermath Conference 2014 organized by the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization at Monash University. The conference brought together thirteen scholars from around to the world, all of whom have focused on the 1994 genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda in their research. Professor Burnet stepped in to deliver the public keynote address, "Women and Peacebuilding: Lessons from Post-genocide Rwanda," when the original speaker was delayed due to travel disruptions. Dr. Burnet also delivered a paper, "Acts of Heroism at the Epicenter of Genocide: Rescuers during the 1994 Genocide in Gisenyi, Rwanda," drawing on data collected during her recent sabbatical leave.