Journalist Arndt Peltner will present “When the World Looked Away: Germany and the Rwandan Genocide” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 in Miller Hall 121 on the Western Washington University campus.
Hosted by Western’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, the event is free and open to the public.
Originally from Germany, Peltner is an award-wining journalist now based in Oakland, California. His work for German and Swiss radio and newspapers has been recognized with several awards from Amnesty International, RIAs Berlin, and others.
In recent years, he has worked extensively in Africa and completed features on human rights abuses in Chad and Somalia and the Rwandan Genocide.
His passion for music also led him to produce and host Radio Goethe, a music show airing since 1996 on more than 40 stations in North America and Europe.
For his cultural work with Radio Goethe, he was awarded the Merit of Order of Germany in 2004.
For more information on this event, contact Western’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at (360) 650-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.