Former speaker of the Rwandan Parliament Joseph Sebarenzi endured his country’s civil wars in the 1960s and ’70s, escaped an assassination attempt, and survived a genocidal campaign that took more than 800,000 lives, including many family and friends.
Joseph Sebarenzi Ph.D. recalls his difficult experiences in God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation. (A sample of his book is available here.) As a speaker and lecturer, Dr. Sebarenzi offers practical insights on how to resolve and prevent conflicts, and the benefits of remaining positive and kind despite hardship and tragedy.
He has delivered speeches at the United Nations, European Union, and various forums in different countries in Africa and Europe. He has spoken, lectured, and delivered commencement addresses and keynotes at dozens of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. He has addressed students at many middle schools, high schools, and youth camps, and has spoken at numerous churches and fundraising events.
He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, and Voice of America’s “Straight Talk to Africa.” Dr. Sebarenzi regularly speaks on BBC, VOA, and NPR.