The Manhattan College Holocaust Resource Center will host a lecture, The Aftermath of Genocide in Cambodia: the UN and the Failures of National Reconciliation, given by Dr. Benny Widyono on Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The event, which will take place in Smith Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Widyono is the author of Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge and the United Nations in Cambodia (2007). His book is not only a political memoir but also is an account of the flawed efforts of UN peacekeeping and the inadequacies of the international response to genocide by the Khmer Rouge in the aftermath of the Cold War.
After serving as a provincial director in the United Nations Transitional Authority on Cambodia (UNTAC) in 1992-1993, Widyono was named personal representative of the United Nations secretary-general in Cambodia in 1994. He remained in that post until 1997, when he retired from the United Nations after 34 years.
In retirement, Widyono has served as an economic advisor on Southeast Asian issues both in academia and in the business world. Since 2006, Widyono has been professor of economics at the University of Connecticut at Stamford.
For more information about this event, please call Dr. Jeff Horn, director of the Holocaust Resource Center at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org