Information Session for New Summer Course
INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR NEW SUMMER COURSE!
WEDNESDAY, OCT 30 AT 4:30 PM AND 7:30 PM IN PISKOR 019
Engaging Rwanda: Conservation, Development, and Reconciliation
Instructors: Wendi Haugh and Amy Vedder
Dates: June 1 – June 20, 2014
To most Americans, Rwanda is associated with a singular event – the horrific 1994 genocide. Since then, however, Rwanda has undergone a dramatic transformation. On this course, we will engage this exciting country from an interdisciplinary perspective as we work to understand the issues involved in rebuilding Rwanda, a process that includes conservation programs which aim to protect biodiversity while providing economic benefits. We will visit genocide memorials, ethnographic museums, craft cooperatives, ecotourism projects, national parks, and wild primates; we will hear from Rwandan experts and learn with Rwandan students. Dr. Haugh is a cultural anthropologist with extensive experience in eastern and southern Africa, and Dr. Vedder is a tropical ecologist who pioneered highly successful gorilla ecotourism and conservation programs in Rwanda. For more information, go to http://www.stlawu.edu/ciis/program/course/525 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org