Author Series: Romeo Dallaire

November 28, 2006

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Join us for a conversation with decorated Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Roméo Dallaire. As portrayed by actor Nick Nolte in the recent film, Hotel Rwanda, Dallaire was Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Dallaire's best-selling book, Shake Hands With the Devil, is a stirring account of his experience in Rwanda and exposes the failures of the international community to stop the Rwandan genocide. He served 35 years with the Canadian Armed Forces and is currently a member of the Canadian Senate. This event is part of a national speakers' series presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation that explores issues of civic responsibility.

 

Recorded Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at Chicago Public Library.