To commemorate the end of the genocide and internationalized civil war in Rwanda during 1994, several scholars and journalists from around the world came together to talk about violence, politics and economics in this country over the last 30 years.  While some insights will not be surprising, some of the insights will be quite astonishing.  Some things in Rwanda have improved in this country but some things have gotten much, much worse. 

Christian Davenport is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.  He is the author of 8 books and 50+ academic articles.

David Himbara, Ph.D. is an educator, author, specialist in socioeconomic development, governance and Affiliated Scholar at the University of Toronto, Canada. A Rwandan-Canadian, Himbara headed strategy and policy in the Office of the President of Rwanda in 2006-2009

Judi Rever is a freelance journalist and the author of In Praise of Blood, the Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front. 
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Marijke Verpoorten is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Development Policy, University of Antwerp.  Her research focuses on the economic causes and consequences of armed conflict; on natural resources, religion, global supply chains; and more broadly, on the economic and institutional development of Sub-Saharan Africa, with a special focus on Rwanda, Benin and DR Congo.

Michela Wrong, a former correspondent for Reuters and the Financial Times, has written five books on Africa. Her latest, "Do Not Disturb. The Story of a Political Murder and and African Regime Gone Bad", is a critique of Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
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