(VIDEO) On Ethical Retreat and Humanitarian Crisis

speech and debate at the “Humanitarian Changes, Humanitarian Challenges and the Protection of Civilians”seminar organised by NUPI, Oslo on April 27th, 2016 with Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Senior researcher at PRIO and the Director of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies; Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and a Research Professor at…

‘Noiraud’ Didier Reynder: unfit for office

position text published in Flemish news paper De Standaard on 21/3/2015 protesting Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynder (MR) going around Brussels black-faced to raise money for ‘children in need’. You can sign the petition online @ https://www.change.org/p/belgian-minister-of-foreign-affairs-didier-reynders-step-down ENG//’Noiraud’ Didier Reynders: Unfit for office On Saturday March 14th, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, paraded through…

Studying Agaciro: Moving Beyond Wilsonian Interventionist Knowledge Production on Rwanda

My new article in the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding just came out yesterday. All comments most welcome! http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/rMFXekBWVr4ay9mtuW8x/full Abstract “Twenty years after the end of the Rwandan genocide, knowledge production on the small country of a thousand hills remains a clamorous battle ground of post- and decolonial power and influence. This essay critically engages…

How to write about Rwanda

From April 7th to the first days of July 2014, Rwanda and the world commemorate the genocide that ripped apart the central African country two decades ago. How does one commemorate the indescribable? The ultimate crime against humanity by humanity? So far, in the micro corner of the world that is Belgium and France, due…