Roméo Dallaire to give free public lecture on conflict resolution in Lacombe

Former Canadian senator to speak on March 20 at Lacombe Memorial Centre

Retired Canadian Army Lieut.-General Roméo Dallaire will give a free lecture on international conflict resolution on March 20 in Lacombe.

The former Canadian senator, who is a humanitarian and human rights champion, will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, as part of Burman University’s The Denise and Larry Herr Lectures in the Humanities series.

Dallaire is best known for trying to prevent the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. A full-length feature film on his efforts won an Emmy Award for Best Documentary. His courage and leadership during that African mission also won him the Meritorious Service Cross, the United States Legion of Merit, and other awards — as well as the admiration of people around the globe.

Dallaire is also the author of two best-selling books, Shake Hands With the Devil — the Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, and They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children — the Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

There is free admission to his 7:30 p.m. lecture, which is open to the public. Doors open 30 minutes before the event and seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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