SIT Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding
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Examine the root causes of the 1994 genocide and Rwanda’s ongoing efforts in fostering peace, unity, and reconciliation among its people as well as its subsequent efforts to promote economic reconstruction.
Major topics of study include:
-Rwandan history and culture and the origins of conflict, ethnicity, and genocidal outbreak in Rwanda
-The institutional and collective strategies of remembrance and strategies to fight genocide denial
-The social and psychological impact of genocide on survivors and their descendants
-National and international involvement in genocide prevention and peacebuilding and the interrelations between peace, justice, reconciliation, and forgiveness
-Refugees and displaced people in post-conflict environments
-Post-genocide economic development
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SIT Robert Kantor Memorial Scholarship
Each year one student will be granted $10,000 in scholarship aid to study abroad with a SIT program. Funded by individual donors and foundations, the requirements are tight: seeking first-generation college students who've never traveled abroad before, currently attend an HBCU, and demonstrate strong financial need.