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World Affairs TODAY Season 7 Episode 11 "20 Years Gone: The Rwandan Genocide"

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20 years ago today began an approximate 100 day killing spree in the small central African country of Rwanda. An estimated 800,000 Tutsi men, women, and children were murdered in the Rwandan genocide, along with thousands of non-compliant and opposing Hutus. The international community hesitated to respond at the time to the obvious and quickly escalating violence taking place in Rwanda. Leading policymakers across the world have been referenced as sharing in the blame of this tragedy, as the world refused to acknowledge and intervene in the violence. Looking back on the tragedy that was the Rwandan Genocide, to what extent has the international community been more or less willing to intervene in subsequent conflicts, and how has this impacted the world today? David Bosco, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University; Alison Giffen, Senior Associate, Future of Peace Operations, Stimson Center; and Mike Brand (moderator) of Saferworld look back on the atrocities after 20 years.