Exhibition and Reception: "Congo on the Wire"

March 6, 2013
4:30 - 5:45 pm
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Rubenstein Building (floor 2)
Harvard Kennedy School of Government

As an exciting prelude to this evening's panel discussion of the war in the Congo, "The Congo's Invisible War," please join us for a

Photo Exhibition and Reception
"Congo on the Wire"

featuring the work of

international award-winning photojournalist

Finbarr O'Reilly

Nieman Fellow '13
Reuters Chief Photographer, West and Central Africa, Dakar, Senegal

The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo rages on after over a decade of conflict and 5.4 million casualties. Despite attempts at intervention by states and institutions – Congo has the world's largest and most expensive UN peacekeeping mission with a force of more than 17,000 troops – the destabilizing forces remain in control of this war-torn nation.

As an answer to the failure of peace-building efforts, members of the international media and humanitarian organizations are collaborating across disciplines to educate the global community about Congo’s seemingly invisible war, and work toward resolution of this massive human rights crisis.

Please also see the listing for the evening's related panel event, "Congo's Invisible War," which will begin immediately after the reception, at 6:00 pm, in Wiener Auditorium.

Contact: Lise King, lise_king@hks.harvard.edu, (617) 495-8128.

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