Don Miller Speaks at Kigali Genocide Symposium
The symposium focused on genocide denial, where the speakers discussed the resources made available by Western and European institutions to authors wanting to print material denying genocides across history.
According to the speakers, genocide deniers have the aim of tainting the victims of the Genocide and glorifying it’s perpetrators.
In the keynote address, titled “When Racial Hatred Is Fashionable”, Rwandan author Tom Ndahiro criticized Western universities for aiding the publications of books about genocide denial. In particular, he criticized Wisconsin University, which he said helped publish at least two translated versions of books on denial against the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
The lecture series also featured Deborah Lipstadt, author of Denying the Holocaust, who in 1996 was sued for libel by self-proclaimed Holocaust denier Daniel Irving. Lipstadt later won the case.
Read more about the symposium here.