Panel explores issues in 'Intended Consequences' exhibit
Posted October 23, 2009; 10:41 a.m.
A panel discussion on Jonathan Torgovnik's portrait series, "Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape," is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Traveling to Rwanda over the course of three years, Torgovnik interviewed and photographed women who were raped during the African nation's genocide and bore children from their assailants. The resulting photo series is on view in the Bernstein Gallery of Robertson Hall through Friday, Nov. 13.
Torgovnik has created a campaign with Amnesty International to give voice to the women, most of whom spoke for the first time about their experiences as part of this project.
Torgovnik will be joined on the panel by Carl Auerbach, a professor of psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University whose research focuses on fatherhood, and Charli Carpenter, an assistant professor of politics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst whose interests include gender and political violence, comparative genocide studies and humanitarian affairs.
The discussion is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.