Op-Ed | Why did Tufts give a platform to a dictator?

On Tuesday April 22, Tufts University gave a very warm welcome to Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Fletcher Dean Stavridis and President Monaco told a packed Cabot Auditorium audience that they were “thrilled” and “honored” to have His Excellency on campus to discuss Rwanda’s road to recovery 20 years after the horrific Tutsi genocide. On an official event webpage, Kagame was described as Rwanda’s first democratically-elected president, a United Nations leader and a statesman setting his country on a course of “reconciliation, nation building and socioeconomic development.” After a 20-minute lecture…

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