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  • 05/02/2010
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    Last week's trivia and discussion concerned the possible MONUC withdrawal from Congo and consequences as a result.

    Trivia: possible repercussions of MONUC leaving Congo

  • 04/28/2010
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     Iraqi refugee, Ihab Basri, is a freshman at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. His life story is a powerful one—a story of war, of family, of survival, and of hope that peace is coming to Iraq once again.

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    04/26/2010
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    In this week's issue: fifty people were killed reportedly due to cattle raiding south of Nyala; Kachin Independence Organization troops are training opposition groups who refused to join Burma's Border Guard Force; FARDC executed 49 civilians earlier this month in Congo

     

  • 04/26/2010
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    Trivia: Give two repercussions of the UN’s impending withdrawal from Eastern DRC.

    Discussion:

    Why is the UN considering pulling out of DRC?

    What are the likely immediate effects of their withdrawal on the civilian population?

    Will the UN’s withdrawal necessarily point DRC in a direction to peace?

  • 04/26/2010
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    This week's trivia and discussion focused on what happens after genocide--focusing particularly on Rwanda.

    Trivia:
    While the UN established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the national courts in Rwanda were unable to process the large number of cases of accused perpetrators that remained. In light of this, the government adapted the pre-colonial, traditional gacaca courts to handle the remaining cases.

  • 04/19/2010
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    April is Genocide Prevention Month, and a time when we remember the genocides of the past. As anti-genocide activists, we spend our time monitoring current conflicts, educating others, and taking action to ensure that further violence will be prevented and these conflicts end. This year, we have educated ourselves and others on the importance of prevention, ensuring that genocide does not occur in the first place. However, we spend little time thinking about what happens after genocide.

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    04/19/2010
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    In this week's issue: Elections concluded in Sudan and results are expected on Tuesday, April 20; the Burmese government rejected the latest proposal by the United Wa State Army on the Border Guard Force, indicating it will not compromise; UN officials are reluctant to comply with the Congolese government's request for the withdrawal of MONUC
     
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  • 04/17/2010
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    Trivia Answers: 149 Afghan civilians were killed by NATO airstrikes in 2009.  

    Discussion: How do airstrikes and drone strikes affect conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan? Are either types of strike legal?  

  • 04/15/2010
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    With only one more day of polling to go, Sudanese citizens have been flocking to the polls. However, many officials still site chaos, claiming that very few people who actually registered to vote made it to their designated site. For example, in South Sudan, 1,323 voters were registered for a specific site, but only 29 (or 2%) successfully made it to the poll on the first day.

  • 04/13/2010
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    Trivia: How many Afghan civilians were killed by airstrikes in 2009? How many Pakistani civilians were killed by drone strikes in 2009? 

    Discussion: How do airstrikes and drone strikes affect conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan? Are either types of strike legal?  

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