“World War II and its Global Legacies” Initiative Lecture by Roméo A. Dallaire

The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A&M University present

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 6 p.m. • RSVP by 28 September to 979.458.8015 or online.
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University

© Laura Leyshon

© Laura Leyshon

Roméo A. Dallaire
Retired Lieutenant-General and Celebrated Humanitarian

Lieutenant-General (LGen) Dallaire is President of the Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire Foundation; founder of The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, an organization aimed at eradicating the use of child soldiers; an outspoken advocate for human rights, particularly war-affected children, women, the Canadian First Nations, and military veterans; a respected champion of genocide prevention initiatives, the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, and nuclear non-proliferation, as well as a best-selling author.

Dallaire_ShakeHandswtheDevil_72dpiIn 1994, LGen Dallaire was appointed Force Commander for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR), where he witnessed the country descend into chaos and genocide, leading to the deaths of more than 800,000 Rwandans. LGen Dallaire, along with a small contingent of Ghanaian soldiers and military observers, disobeyed the command to withdraw and remained in Rwanda to fulfill their ethical obligation to protect those who sought refuge with the UN forces.

A Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research “World War II and its Global Legacies” Initiative Event

Free and open to the public.

RSVP by 23 September 2014
979.458.8015, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_5aoqS6u00lzA0QJ

Event supported in part by:
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Department of International Studies • Office of the Provost • Dean of Faculties • Department of Philosophy • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs • Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity • Department of Communication • Department of History


About the “World War II and its Global Legacies” Initiative

The “World War II and its Global Legacies” Initiative is a two-year program sponsored by the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research focusing on World War II, its history and consequences, as well as its global impact on international law, national memory and identity, and the humanities. To that end, the Glasscock Center will host lectures, conferences, workshops and film screenings to help students, faculty, and the general public better understand the events and implications of the conflict. World War II and its outcomes continue to shape our lives today, particularly through global efforts aimed at recognizing and supporting human rights. Given its past and military traditions, Texas A&M University is an ideal institution to host this initiative, and in the future, to assume a leading, permanent role nationally and internationally in fostering the study and teaching of World War II and its Global Legacies.