PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS


Keynote Presentations and Public Lectures

“Remembering Genocide with Resilience: The Voices of Women”, University of Minnesota, Public Lecture, sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, April 2019.

"Rwanda dangerous Memory: Inhabiting Genocidal wounds and reinventing collective future", Calgary, Mount Royal University in partnership with Canadian Society of Calgary, April 2010.

http://www.cbc.ca/albertaatnoon/episode/2012/04/13/albertans-remember-the-genocide-in-rwanda/

"Kuhahamuka – Trauma, Testimony, and Art", California Institute of Arts, Los Angeles, California (Keynote), 2010. Click on the link for more details

« Motherhood and Revolution : How women, and mothers in particular, are innovating in conflict and post-conflict circumstances, and expanding the models for ways in which one is an artist/activist in the world », California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, January, 2009.
(Opening Remarks)

“Rwanda. Récits de témoignage: métamorphose de la voix narrative et ses enjeux éthiques," Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Canada, March, 2008. (public lecture) http://www.bas-saint-laurent.org/texte.asp?id=6313"> Click on the link for more details

“Remembering Rwandan Genocide: Testimony, Denial, and Artistic responses. Peace and Conflict Resolution," University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, November 2007. (public lecture). Click on the link for more details

"Sony Labou-Tansi: corps et pouvoir" University of California at Berkeley, June 2005. (Public Lecture). Click on the link to read the pdf

« Mémoire et Témoignage" PageRwanda, Montreal, Canada, October 2001.


Conferences / Roundtables/Symposia / Workshops

(Discussion with Jean-Philippe Stassen), "Relating the Reality of Genocide: The Question of Fiction”, Gettysburg College, April 2019.
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“Oeuvres de témoignage et mutations génériques”, Colloque International Résilience et Modernité dans les Littératures francophones, November 2019. (Conference paper)

“Learning from the Past: Sharing experiences across borders to combat extremism”, Salzburg, Salzburg Global Seminar”, November 2018. (Workshop) Click on the link for more details

Religious Identity, Belonging, and Radicalization: Implications for International C/PVE Programs, July 2017. (Roundtable)
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“Génocide au Rwanda et la critique africaine contemporaine”, November 15th, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS-ULM), Paris, November 2014. (Conference) Click on the link for more details

“Figure du Sauveur dans la représentation des guerres en Afrique”, Société des professeurs français et francophones d’Amérique (SPFFA), NYU, October 2014. Click on the link read the pdf

"Religion and Genocide, a theoretical task", University of Minnesota, April 2014.

"Rwanda. Upright Women, or Memory of Social Reconstruction", African Studies Association, 56th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, November 2013

"Representation de la Religion dans les Littératures francophones", 4 sessions for Graduate Students, Université Gaston-Berger-Saint Louis/Sénégal, Unité de formation et de Recherche, "Civilisations, Religion, Arts et Communication", July 2013 (Workshop)

"When Genocide and Denial become moral obligation. On Religion and Ethics", National Commission Against Genocide, Kigali, December 2012

"Genocide and Mass Violence: A New Paradigm for Africana Studies?", Humanities Faculty Colloquium, Macalester, November 2012.

"Négationnisme sans frontières". National Commission Against genocide, International Conference, Kigali, April 2012.

" Genocide Denial and Academic Freedom" Kigali Memorial Center, Conference Paper at “Genocide and Denial: The Armenian, Jewish, and Tutsi Genocide” July 2012.

"The Study of Genocide and Humanities in Rwanda", Kigali, August 2011. Click on the link for more details

Recherches sur le génocide des Tutsi au Rwanda et l’image: création d’outils pédagogiques en milieu scolaire - Communication at the 5TH World Congress on Environmental Education (5WEEC), Palais des Congrès de Montréal, May 2009.

"Survivant et témoin. De la construction identitaire". 14th Commemoration of the Genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda” University of Montréal, Montréal, Canada, April 2008.

"Regards pluridisciplinaires sur le génocide, l'exclusion et la construction de la violence" - Department of Linguistics, Literature, and Philosophy, University of Rimouski, Canada, March 2008. (Research Seminar). Click on the link for more details

(With Sonia Fournier), "Réflexion éthique auprès de jeunes génocidaires et rescapés du génocide au Rwanda de 1994: interprétation picturale dans une perspective des théories de l’imaginaire". Journées Internationales d’études d’enfance et partage,
éthique et protection de l’enfance : un engagement collectif, Paris, UNESCO, November 2007. (Conference Paper) www.enfance-et-partage.org - www.oijj.org

Introductory remarks at "Rwanda, récits du génocide, traversée de la mémoire" - École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, June 2007. Click on the link for more details

"Grammaire du négationnisme" - Rouen, France, March 2007. (Conference Paper)

"Rwanda. Le Témoin et son double: un pacte destructeur" - University of Brest, France, March 2007

"Le génocide des Tutsi et son ombre. De la traversée du négationnisme" - University of Quebec at Montreal, PAGE-RWANDA, 2006. (Conference Paper)

"Corporéité et témoignage" - Sorbonne, Paris IV, France, Septembre 2002. (Conference Paper)


Conference/Symposia/Workshop Presentations

"Mass Violence as Moral Obligation. On Leon Mugesera’s speech", University of Missouri-Columbia, April 2012. Click on the link to read the pdf

"Niko ou le bourreau sympathique. Du Passé devant soi de Gilbert Gatore" - 37th Annual African Literature Association Conference, Ohio University, Athens, April 2011. (Conference Paper), Click on the link for more details

"Post Genocide Rwanda: Inventing Structures of Hope," Brown University, April 2011. (Moderator, Introductory Remarks) Click on the link for more details

"Hope and Memory", Brown University, March 2010.

"Being Witness by proxy" CalArts, Los Angeles, California, January 2006. (Conference Paper)

"Rwanda – Past and Future Histories" CalArts, Los Angeles, California, January 2006. (Panel Discussion)

"Finding speech for the Unspeakable" The School of Theatre at the California Institute for the Arts, June 2005. (Conference Paper)

"La représentation du génocide comme subversion: le cas du Rwanda" Francophone Studies Working Group - University of California at Berkeley, October 2001. (Guest Lecture) Click on the link to read the pdf


Conference Organization Contributions

« Gender, Religion, and Violence », Dickinson College, Dickinson College, Panel discussion, March 2019, event sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Churchill Fund Click on the link for more details

"Arts and Humanities in the Broken World. The Case of Genocide and Academic Research," June 2013. Sponsored by Watson Institute for International Studies and the Department of Theater at Brown University (Co-organizer)
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"Effects of the Tutsi Genocide on Research in Africa." Kigali, Lemigo Hotel, August 2011. (Organizer) Sponsored by the National Commission Against Genocide

"Rwanda. Genocide, Denial and Hope", John B. Davis Lecture Hall, April 2010. (Organizer) Sponsored by The French Department at Macalester in partnership with the Provost Office, Human Rights and Humanitarianism Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Anthropology Department, and The School
of International Studies University of the Pacific-California. Click on the link for more details

"Arts in the World: Genocide, Visual Arts, and Curriculum", CalArts, Los Angeles, California, January 2008. (Co-Organizer) Click on the link for more details
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"Recits du génocide et traversée de la mémoire," Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris, Rue d’Ulm, June 2007 (Organizer)

Journée d’étude sponsored by la Direction des Relations Internationales de l’ENS, le Département de Littérature et Langages de l’ENS, le Département de philosophie de l’ENS, le Club Francophonie-ENS, les Activités Culturelles de l’ENS, le Ciné-Club-ENS, Aircrige, Ibuka-France,
Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center –Kigali/Berkeley, Jeune Afrique et Présence Africaine. Click on the link for more details

Arts in the One World: A Consideration of Genocide at CalArts, "Shape and shape shifting How the arts and culture help destroy/create the sense of self and other", Los Angeles, California, January 2007. (Co-Organizer)

"More Life: Cultural Studies and Genocide. Finding speech for the Unspeakable" The School of Theatre at the California Institute for the Arts, June 2005. (Co-Organizer)


Session Organizer

“L’Afrique se meurt: representation de la guerre et le rôle de la communauté internationale”, Société des professeurs français et francophones d’Amérique (SPFFA), NYU, October 2014.

"Post Genocide Rwanda: Inventing Structures of Hope" Brown University, April 2011. (Moderator, Introductory Remarks) Click on the link for more details

"Genocide and Crimes against Humanity: Between the Fragility of the Good and the Humanity of the Killer," 37th Annual African Literature Association Conference, Ohio University, Athens, April 2011. Click on the link for more details

"Hope and Memory" - Brown University, March 2010.

"The Role of Women in the Reconstruction of Rwanda," CalArts, Los Angeles, January 2009.

"Genocide in Rwanda and the Reconstruction of Knowledge", Kigali, July 2008. Sponsored by California Institute of the Arts (USA) School of International Studies at the University of Pacific Stockton (USA), Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at
The State University of New Jersey (USA), Université du Québec à Rimouski (Canada), Université de Bretagne Occidentale (France), Groupov (Belgium): Click on the link for more details

"Thinking About, Representing, and Preventing Genocide," CalArts, Los Angeles, January 2008.

"Rewriting Genocidal Ideology, and Genocidal Denial (Pulling divisive vocabulary from a language, discovering new metaphors)," CalArts, Los Angeles, January 2007.

"Considering the Rwandan Genocide: History, Reconstruction, and Artistic Representation", CalArts, Los Angeles, January 2006.