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Jennie Burnet on Rescuer Behavior during the Rwanda Genocide

Venue: Encina Hall West, Room 219, 417 Galvez Mall.

Host: Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series, Africa Table.

Speaker: Jennie E. Burnet, Associate Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology, Georgia State University. Her work explores the social, cultural and psychological aspects of war, genocide, and mass violence and the micro-level impact of large-scale social change in the context of conflict. The majority of her research has focused on changing gender roles, the politics of memory, and local coping mechanisms in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda.

For Africa Table, she will discuss intrinsic and extrinsic factors in rescuer behavior during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. For more information, see event site.