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Undergraduate Research Showcase

Undergraduate research is the exploration of a specific topic within a field by an undergraduate student that makes an original contribution to the discipline.

The 1994 Rwandan Genocide


Cassidy Warren is a film production technology major at Valencia College and a member of the Honor’s College. She saw this Undergraduate Research Symposium as an opportunity to hone her research and presentation skills and learn more about the horrors of the Rwandan genocide.  She has always enjoyed writing essays and editing videos, so this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium seemed like the perfect fit for her. She entered Valencia’s Phoenix essay competition in 2019 and her work was published the following year. After graduating from Valencia, her plans are to enter UCF’s Bachelors of Film Program in 2021 and eventually gain admittance into their advanced film program.


ABSTRACT:  In the case of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, what made it as gruesome as it was is due to the involvement and lack of involvement from western civilizations. Germany’s early strive for new imperialism and France’s use of foreign aid as involvement in the genocide caused long lasting issues and tensions that made the bloodshed much worse. On the other side, the United States lack of involvement with radio jamming and Britain’s overall ignorance made the genocide last even longer than anyone had imagined. 


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Faculty Mentor

Dr. Alyce Miller

Professor of History

West Campus

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