|They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children|
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7 PM
Location: Fordham University: Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge
113 West 60th Street, New York, NY (at Columbus Ave.)
Roméo Dallaire was the Force Commander of the U.N. Mission for Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and urgently requested support from the U.N. that, if heeded, could have halted the genocide. Now a Senator in the Canadian Parliament, Dallaire founded a project called the Child Soldiers Initiative and its youth advocacy campaign – Zero Force – which work to end the use of child soldiers.
General Dallaire will discuss child soldiers, including during his time in Rwanda, and will offer solutions to eradicate their use. His new book on child soldiers will be available for purchase.
Ishmael Beah, Former child soldier and author of A Long Way Gone
Lt. General (Ret.) Roméo Dallaire, Former commander of the U.N. Assistance Mission for Rwanda and author of the award-winning book, Shake Hands with the Devil
Council on International Affairs, Mark R. Shulman, Chair; Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School
International Human Rights Committee, Stephen Kass, Chair; African Affairs Committee, Megan Moloney, Chair
The program is open to the public. Please R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.