Professor Susan Thomson co-writes New York Times op-ed about Rwanda

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Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies Susan Thomson held numerous events this past semester that examined the genocide in Rwanda that happened 20 years ago.

In her book Whispering Truth to Power: Everyday Resistance to Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda, Thomson talks about the quiet opposition in Rwanda. She explores how some of the nation’s most celebrated post-genocide policies have failed to garner the grassroots support needed to sustain peace.

The argument continues with an op-ed in the New York Times that asks: Why Are Rwandans Disappearing?

Thomson and Lara Santoro report on the people missing in Rwanda: “Human Rights Watch attributes the disappearances to sweeps by the army and the police targeting people suspected of being critical of the government, and cites 14 cases in one district alone.”

Read the entire op-ed in the Times.