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Human Rights Program and Global and International Studies Program, Africana Studies Program, and Rift Valley Institute Present

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
A Brilliant Genocide
Olin, Room 102
6:00 pm
followed by a panel discussion
A Brilliant Genocide is a powerful documentary exposing the true story behind the rise of the brutal warlord, Joseph Kony, and the Ugandan government's campaign against the Acholi people. This one-hour film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Helen C. Epstein—author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror and instructor in the Human Rights program at Bard College

Lawrence Kiwanuka Nsereko—Ugandan journalist and instructor at Dutchess County Community College

Zachariah Mampilly—Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana and International Studies at Vassar College, author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life During War and co-author of Africa Uprising! Popular Politics and Unarmed Resistance

John Ryle—writer, anthropologist, and specialist in Eastern Africa, Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology at Bard College, and co-founder of the Rift Valley Institute, a Kenya-based organization working in Eastern Africa to bring local knowledge to bear on development

Pizza and drinks will be served.

For more information, call 845-758-7203, or e-mail

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Olin, Room 102