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Social Sciences Lecture Series: Alumna Lacy Mitchell to Discuss Post-Genocide Rwanda

Lacy MitchellAs part of the Fall 2014 Social Sciences Lecture Series, UHD alumna and SUNY doctoral student Lacy Mitchell will deliver a lecture on her comparison of Rwanda and Burundi before and after the 1994 genocide. The lecture will take place Thursday, Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. in N1099.

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the genocide period in both countries, Mitchell's research answers the question: "Why did the genocide stop in Rwanda and not in Burundi?" Her response: Rwandan identity changed from one of ethnicity to one of nationality--Rwandese--while ethnic cleavages remain in tact in Burundi.

Mitchell will also meet with current students Thursday morning to discuss her experience as a UHD graduate, her transition into a doctoral program, and the graduate school application process. The event, hosted by the Sociology Student Club, will be held Thursday, Nov. 20 at 11:30 a.m. in N1099.

Both events are sponsored by the Office of University Advancement and Relations, in celebration of the University's 40th anniversary.