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Hotel Rwanda manager speaks on unlearned lessons, April 21

Paul Rusesabagina, the former hotel manager who saved 1,200 Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, will deliver a lecture titled "Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to Be Learned" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in McCosh 50.

He will discuss what the nations of the world have failed to learn from Rwanda's genocide, which in less than 100 days claimed 800,000 lives. In 2004, Rusesabagina's heroism during the conflict was made famous by the critically-acclaimed film "Hotel Rwanda." He recently established the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation to provide aid to women and children affected by the massacre.

Brother's Keeper, a student organization dedicated to genocide awareness, is sponsoring this event with help from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the USG Projects Board, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Venture Fund, the Bildner Fund, the Pace Center for Community Service, the International Center, the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, the University Film Organization, the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, the Center for Jewish Life, the Department of History, the Department of Anthropology, the Office of Religious Life, Butler College, the Humanity Project and the Global Issues Forum.

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