The Educators’ Institute for Human Rights

2011 Conference Agenda

July 29th - 31st

Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, Rwanda


1:00 pm    Introductions and Welcome

Opening Remarks     Jean de Dieu Mucyo

Welcome     James Smith, Aegis Trust

In Gratitude     Drew Beiter, EIHR Co-Director

Conference Overview     Mark Gudgel, EIHR Co-Director

2:00 pm     History of the Rwandan Genocide     Ernest Mutwarasibo, National University of Rwanda

3:15 pm     “Genocide and Children; Education in Rwanda”     Aloys Mahwa, IGSC

3:45 pm    Break

4:00 pm    Connecting with the Holocaust     Peter Fredlake, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

5:15 pm     Private, Guided Tour of the KGMC     Freddy Mutanguha, Director of the KGMC

Monday, August 1

8:30 am     The Study of Genocide and Humanities in Rwanda Today     Jean Pierre Karegeye, IGSC General Director

9:45 am     Break

10:00 am    "Learning from Remembrance"     Kimberly Mann, Manager of the Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme

11:15 am    Lunch

12:15 pm    Teaching about the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi     Appolon Gahangayire , KGMC

1:30 pm     Break

1:45 pm     Teaching the Literature of the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi     Aimable Twagilimana, Buffalo State, SUNY

3:00 pm     Break

3:15 pm     “Useless Eaters” – Historical and Contemporary Treatment of the Disabled     Dr. Mark Mostert, Regent University

4:30 pm     Break

4:45 pm     Survivor Testimony via teleconference from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum     Nesse Godin, Holocaust Survivor

6:00 pm     Dinner at the KGM

Tuesday, August 2

8:00 am     Janus Korczak     Jonathan Salt, Theater Director, United Kingdom

9:00 am     The Irene Sendler Project, Poland     Kinga Krzeminska

9:45 am     Break

10:00 am    Testimony from 1994 at KGM     Damas Gisimba

11:00 am    Break

11:15 am    “I’m Not Leaving”     Carl Wilkens, World Outside My Shoes

12:15 pm    Lunch 

12:45 pm    Closing

The Legacy of Robert H. Jackson and the Power of Teaching     Andrew Beiter, EIHR Co-Chair

Closing Thoughts     Mark Gudgel, EIHR Co-Chair

Surveys, Group Photograph, Thank You