Contact: Jan Fiderio at 603.283.2107
April 3, 2012 – for Immediate Release
Rwandan Scholar to Visit AUNE April 2-14
Gaspard Rwanyiziri will study and speak on environmental issues
(Keene, NH) — Gaspard Rwanyiziri, director of the Centre for Geographic
Information Systems and Remote Sensing at the National University of Rwanda (NUR),
will spend two weeks studying at Antioch University New England’s (AUNE)
Department of Environmental Studies, starting April 2.
Rwanyiziri plans to do postdoctoral research here. He will also be available to make
presentations to the AUNE community on his research into the management of protected
areas in tropical countries. His visit is being funded by the Department of Research
Cooperation in the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
Rwanyiziri, also a senior lecturer in geography at NUR, earned his PhD in geography and
planning from Pau University in France. His research interests are natural resources and
the effects of climate change and variability on biodiversity conservation, water availability
and local livelihoods in Rwanda.
Rwanyiziri’s visit is a result of the memorandum of understanding between NUR and AUNE.
Read more about the work of Beth Kaplin, AUNE professor of environmental studies,
and other faculty and students in Rwanda, and student and faculty exchanges with the
About Antioch University New England (AUNE)
Antioch University New England offers highly respected doctoral, master’s and
certificate programs in education, environmental studies, management and psychology.
Located in Keene, New Hampshire, this unique institution serves approximately one
thousand students each year. Our graduates have gone on to be leaders of positive
change, working toward a more just and sustainable society. Founded in 1964, Antioch
University New England is the oldest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses. Learn
more at: www.antiochne.edu
About Antioch University
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