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Dufka to speak on human rights abuses in Africa, April 1

Corinne Dufka, human rights advocate and researcher, will present a lecture titled "Remembering Rwanda: Africa in Conflict, Yesterday and Today" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in 2 Robertson Hall.

Dufka, who received a 2003 MacArthur Foundation Grant, was contracted by Human Rights Watch to establish a field office in Sierra Leone in 1999. She has written numerous reports on human rights violations in West Africa. She also has worked as a photojournalist in El Salvador, Bosnia and throughout Africa, including in Rwanda in 1994.

She is expected to discuss the events in Rwanda and to compare them with conflicts and human rights abuses occurring in Africa today. A question-and-answer period will follow.

The event is presented by Human Rights Watch and is sponsored by the Global Issues Forum , Program in African Studies and Bobst Center for Peace and Justice.

For more information, contact Kyle Meng .

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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