Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

ARTS AND HUMANITIES IN A BROKEN WORLD: CASES OF GENOCIDE AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH, a roundtable discussion

Friday, June 14, 2013

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Eleven years ago, Brown University Professor Erik Ehn and Macalester College Professor Jean-Pierre Karegeye initiated a collaborative US/Rwandan project centered on theater workshops and performances devised in response to the genocide in Rwanda, and to related social crises. Artists and scholars have come together regularly in Providence, Los Angeles, Kigali and Kampala to address issues of social transformation through academic inquiry, sharing of story telling and dance techniques, and presentations as varied as Noh and stand-up comedy. A tacit faith in the capacity of culture to effect deep changes in a healing society sustains the initiative…

A reception will follow.

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.