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TEDxVancouver - Romeo Dallaire - The Frontier of Social Revolution

Born to a Canadian soldier family in 1946 in the Netherlands, Dallaire joined the Canadian army cadets at 14, and attended le Coll?ge militaire royal de St Jean and Royal Military College in Kingston. A decorated Lieutenant General, Dallaire served 35 years with the Canadian Armed Forces. His best-selling book, Shake Hands With the Devil, is a stirring account of his experience as the Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission to Rwanda, which exposes the failures of the international community to stop the worst genocide in the 20th century. The book was released as a full-length feature film Shake Hands With the Devil -- The Journey of Rom?o Dallaire and won the Emmy Award for Best Documentary in 2007In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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