Roméo Dallaire to deliver Pensa lecture in human rights

Senator Roméo Dallaire has seen the worst of humanity. Informed by experience, however, Dallaire brings lessons of hope as he delivers the 2012 Claude and Elaine Pensa Lecture in Human Rights at Western University.

His free public lecture, titled “The Will to Intervene,” is set for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23 in the Josephine Spencer Niblett Law Building, Room 38.

Dallaire will discuss the need to identify strategic and practical steps to build the political will to prevent mass atrocities.

In 1994, Dallaire commanded the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR). His book on that experience, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, was awarded the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2004.

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