Conversations du Jour (CANCELLED)Conversations du Jour (CANCELLED)http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/43921Multicultural Center, Stokes Hall Room 1062008-02-22T12:30:002008-02-22T13:30:00
February 22, 12:30PM–1:30PM
Multicultural Center, Stokes Hall Room 106
Political Violence in Kenya: Just Ethnic Conflict or Genocide?
All faculty, staff, and students are invited by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, and the Student Activities Office for weekly, informal conversations about current events and happenings on campus, in our region, and around the world. Tasty (and free!) lunch is provided. We will meet in the Multiculural Center (MCC), Stokes 106.
Following presidential elections in December 2007, Kenya has been embroiled in a political conflict that has claimed over 1000 lives and left over 300,000 people displaced. Widely hailed as a stable democracy and a regional economic powerhouse, the country has been reduced to a state of chaos as rival ethnic groups fight over the disputed election results involving the incumbent, President Mwai Kibaki and his main rival from the opposition, Raila Odinga. Women and female children have been forced to bear the brunt of the conflict as rape is used as a weapon against them, even in "safe" locations such as displacement camps. With the entry of Kofi Annan as a mediator in talks between the two rival groups, the hope is that there will finally be a peaceful end to the violence. View a news clip on political violence in Kenya.
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