Filip Reyntjens

Prof. of Law and Politics, University of Antwerp appearing on Panel 1: Looking back at Rwanda: conflicting narratives Dec.2, 9:30–10:45

Filip Reyntjens is an Emeritus Professor of Law and Politics at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB) at the University of Antwerp, in Belgium. He is a contemporary historian whose research focuses on the African Great Lakes region — more specifically on Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Reyntjens has published a wide array of books and scholarly articles looking at the history, politics, and conflicts of the region over the course of his 44-year career. Many of these address the Rwanda Genocide and its aftermath. His publications include Political governance in post-genocide Rwanda (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and The Great African War: Congo and regional geopolitics, 1996–2006 (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Reyntjens has served as an expert witness for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, as a visiting professor from Pretoria to Paris, and as a consultant for numerous NGOs.

He will be speaking on the “Looking back at Rwanda: conflicting narratives” panel on Dec. 2.