Lisa Rogoff (Rwanda)


Lisa Rogoff

Lisa Rogoff (Survivor Corps in Rwanda): Lisa has spent much of her professional career promoting human rights. She earned a BA from Colgate University. She then worked for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience where she produced Voices on Genocide Prevention, a weekly podcast. Lisa then worked at the ENOUGH Project, directing campaigns to raise awareness about the crises in Sudan, Congo and Uganda. Lisa returned to academia to pursue a joint-degree at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business. While at Georgetown she worked at the Clinton Global Initiative, designing the Human Rights and Peace Track for the CGI’s second annual conference for university students. During her first year at graduate school, Lisa also worked with the Grassroots and Issues Management Team at APCO Worldwide, a global communications consulting firm. After her fellowship, Lisa wrote: "My experience in Rwanda has taught me the importance of flexibility. I’ve also seen the importance of empowering women...I don’t know that I’ve changed the way I look at myself, though I have come to understand just how fortunate I am to have been born in my circumstances. I have met so many wonderful and talented men and women in Rwanda who have been unable to realize their fullest potential because of their economic, social, or political situations.”



07 Aug

I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane

Don’t know when I’ll be back again… Which is what makes leaving Rwanda so difficult. 

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Posted Aug 07, 2009

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07 Aug

A Rwandan Name

In our final meeting, Kabera pulled out an invitation from a large folder.  “It is

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Posted Aug 07, 2009

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04 Aug

I Want to Be A Hero

Kabera, the National Coordinator of the Association des Etudiants et Eleves Rescapes du Genocide (AERG),

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Posted Aug 04, 2009

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03 Aug

One Man’s Word

Check out this interesting article about Benoit Kabayiza, a Rwandan man, accused of genocide, living

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Posted Aug 03, 2009

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31 Jul

Denise’s Family

Listen to the testimony of Denise, the Executive Secretary of DUHARANIREKUBAHO (Fight for Survival) and

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Posted Jul 31, 2009

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29 Jul

Albert Gasake and His Rise Above

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4KLCCf0yQ0 Albert Gasake, the coordinator of DUHARANIREKUBAHO, shares the story of his family during the

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Posted Jul 29, 2009

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29 Jul

Fight for Survival (DUHARANIREICUBAHO)

Yesterday morning, I traveled to Butare to meet with Albert Gasake.  I thought it would

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Posted Jul 29, 2009

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28 Jul

“You have made us go boom”

Mussolini and Francis, one of his ALSAR colleagues who is also a landmine survivor, met

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Posted Jul 28, 2009

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28 Jul

ENOUGH traveling…

You can really never have enough of ENOUGH.  So, I was delighted when my former

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Posted Jul 28, 2009

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26 Jul

Bonjour Bujumbura!

After a six hour bus ride with a driver who was having a love affair

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Posted Jul 26, 2009

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25 Jul

The Fate of R2P?

Given some of the issues I’ve been learning about and seeing firsthand in Rwanda (as

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Posted Jul 25, 2009

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24 Jul

Gisenyi to Goma and Back Again

Last weekend, I traveled with fellow Survivor Corps Africa fellows, Bryan and Laura, to Gisenyi

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Posted Jul 24, 2009

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24 Jul

Cirque du Soleil a la Gisenyi

Cirque du Soleil a la Gisenyi Walking back from a day at the beach, we

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Posted Jul 24, 2009

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23 Jul

Attack on Kigali Memorial Center

While the shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum made headlines across the world earlier

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Posted Jul 23, 2009

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23 Jul

From Trauma to Training: Meet Adelite

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iiyu1tJBxJc Last Friday, I met with Adelite Mukamana, the Coordinator for IBUKA’s Department of Trauma

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Posted Jul 23, 2009

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16 Jul

Blood Brothers

“They cut my brother with a machete.  He was bleeding everywhere.  He came to me,

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Posted Jul 16, 2009

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12 Jul

A Rwandan Wedding

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6TKezCUXhI On Saturday, Muhire took my friend, Marie, my roommate Parker, and me to a

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Posted Jul 12, 2009

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12 Jul

“We Are Moving On”

“We can’t punish them without thinking about their future and the future of our country,”

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Posted Jul 12, 2009

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11 Jul

Mussolini Continued…

Regular readers of this blog will remember Mussolini’s story.  As a landmine survivor, Mussolini struggles

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Posted Jul 11, 2009

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11 Jul

What is a Survivor?

“Vous êtes un survivant?” I asked Consolée Mukeshimana.  During my time in Rwanda, speaking with

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Posted Jul 11, 2009

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10 Jul

We want to rebuild our country

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4M0pu4vePs On Wednesday, Kabera invited me to join him on a site visit to the

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Posted Jul 10, 2009

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10 Jul

What is Justice?

“Justice, which is the end of law, is the ideal compromise between the activities of

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Posted Jul 10, 2009

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09 Jul

A Survivor’s Dream

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsI3Gcuo2tI Above is a video interview with Emilienne Mukansoro, a genocide survivor and a trauma

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Posted Jul 09, 2009

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08 Jul

Gacaca: From Cows to Genocide

“Once I know the truth, I can forgive,” Albert told me a few weeks ago. 

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Posted Jul 08, 2009

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05 Jul

Profile of a Fellow

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aijCEkpzOqI Better late than never, here’s my video profile…

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Posted Jul 05, 2009

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01 Jul

TIA

On the day that my shower in Kigali did not provide hot water, my hosts

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Posted Jul 01, 2009

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23 Jun

Meet the Man: Albert Nzamukwereka

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4flLMv4Ta6k Meet Albert Nzamukwereka, the Country Program Coordinator for Survivor Corps Rwanda.  In this video,

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Posted Jun 23, 2009

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19 Jun

Women for Women

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aAdk9UiMzs Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit Women for Women in Rwanda.  As readers

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Posted Jun 19, 2009

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18 Jun

Resurrection

In 1993, when Eugine Mussolini was fifteen years old, he stepped on a landmine while

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Posted Jun 18, 2009

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17 Jun

Albert’s Got a Blog!

This morning Albert and I got his new Survivor Corps blog up and running.  It’s

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Posted Jun 17, 2009

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16 Jun

Stereotype Shmereotype

Before I arrived in Kigali, many people told me that Rwandese are reserved and unfriendly. 

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Posted Jun 16, 2009

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16 Jun

Voices of Child Survivors

I’ve been working with AERG on their web site and blog and it’s really coming

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Posted Jun 16, 2009

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14 Jun

Chantal

A placard from the Kigali Memorial captures much of what I’ve been wondering about since

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Posted Jun 14, 2009

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13 Jun

The Importance of Family

Genocide memorials are inevitably heartwrenching and always difficult to visit, but I was not prepared

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Posted Jun 13, 2009

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12 Jun

Don’t Stop the Music

“Do you like hip hop?” Kabera (formerly known to blog readers as Jean-Paul; he told

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Posted Jun 12, 2009

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11 Jun

IBUKA Means Memory

Today, my thoughts have been with my friends and colleagues at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial

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Posted Jun 11, 2009

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09 Jun

Out of the Darkness

Each year, my father and I participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Out

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Posted Jun 09, 2009

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08 Jun

A Pledge for AERG

As my visit with Jean-Paul brought me back to my time at the U.S. Holocaust

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Posted Jun 08, 2009

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08 Jun

“It is easy when it is in your heart”

Jean-Paul runs the Association des Etudiants et Elèves des Rescapés du Génocide (AERG). As a

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Posted Jun 08, 2009

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04 Jun

Precious and Innocence

Albert, my Survivor Corps boss in Rwanda, took me home to meet his lovely family

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Posted Jun 04, 2009

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04 Jun

Where The Streets Have No Name

Today was my first full day of work.  I took the bus into mumugyi (town)

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Posted Jun 04, 2009

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02 Jun

“Look! It’s Africa!”

“Look! It’s Africa!” I am finally about to drift into a wine induced slumber (wine

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Posted Jun 02, 2009

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27 May

My bags are packed and I’m ready to go…

Rwanda is the land of a thousand hills. Or so I’m told. I’ve also been

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Posted May 27, 2009

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