General Roméo Dallaire is the founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers. He is a celebrated advocate for human rights, a respected author, government and UN advisor, and former Canadian Senator.
Despite the information about the planned massacre, which ultimately took more than 800,000 lives in less than 100 days, that the General provided, the UN decided to withdraw the peacekeeping forces. General Dallaire disobeyed the UN command, along with a small contingent of Ghanaian and Tunisian soldiers and military observers and remained in Rwanda to fulfill their ethical obligation to protect those who sought refuge with the UN forces.
Whether as a military commander, humanitarian, Senator or author, Roméo Dallaire has worked tirelessly to bring national and international attention to situations too-often ignored. Whether the prevention of mass atrocities, the struggle that he and many other military veterans face with post-traumatic stress disorder, or the recruitment and use of children as weapons of war.
On November 10th, we will be joined by the General for a special presentation with insights and advice:
- on how to adapt to the new circumstances caused by COVID-19.
- having retired from the Canadian Forces, the Senate and his advocacy roles, the General will advise on how to stay relevant in retirement and to keep serving the public
- the General’s perspectives on the current global situation
- based on what he experienced in Rwanda, how to cope in a crisis and deal with post-crisis.