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Information Session 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 contact whaugh@stlawu.edu

ANTH 248/BIO 248/AFS 248