Dr. Gerald Caplan is a leading Canadian authority on genocide and genocide prevention. An internationally recognized expert on the Rwanda genocide, and determined that Never Again becomes a reality rather than a slogan, Gerry speaks around the world on why genocides happen and why those with the capacity to prevent them fail to do so.
Gerald Caplan, who has a Ph.D. in African history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, has been involved in African issues for many years. He is a senior consultant for the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa and has just completed a report for the Africa Union and UNICEF on The State of Africa's Children.
Dr. Caplan is author of the 300-page report Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide, for the International Panel of Eminent Personalities to Investigate the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda. Subsequently, he founded and was volunteer co-coordinator of a major international initiative called Remembering Rwanda: The Rwanda Genocide 10th Anniversary Memorial Project.
Dr. Caplan is the volunteer chair of the International Advisory Board for the University of Toronto Centre for International Health's HIV/AIDS Initiative for Africa.
Festivals: 2008 (fall)