20 Years After the Rwandan Genocide: Have We Learned Our Lesson?

Twenty years ago, over 800,000 people were killed in the Rwandan genocide -- the single, swiftest loss of life in modern times.Then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and President Bill Clinton have both cited the international community's failure to prevent, or quickly stop, this genocide as the greatest regret from their tenure in office.

As we look back on the events of 1994, we must ask ourselves: Have we learned the lessons of our failure to act then, and how do we apply those lessons today? Please join us to hear a distinguished panel of experts discuss the international community's capability, and will, to stop mass atrocities today.



Mike Abramowitz

Director, National Institute for Holocaust Education, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 

Ambassador Frederic C. Hof

Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Elisa Massimino

President and CEO, Human Rights First

Clemantine Wamariya

Human Rights Advocate and Survivor of Rwanda Genocide

Event Information

May 1st, 2014

The McCain Institute
1777 F Street Washington DC