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President Kagame of Rwanda: At William Penn University

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  • President Kagame of Rwanda: At William Penn University

    His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, presented the William Penn University commencement address on Saturday, May 12, 2012 and also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, for his contributions to the humanities or human welfare. William Penn University has an ongoing student exchange program with a small college in Rwanda and has hosted officials from that country for the past five years. President Kagame has been recognized as a world leader for his role in human interest issues and he is known for empowering young people and women, noting that more than half of the Rwandan Parliament representatives are women. President Kagame has received multiple honors during his presidency including: the Clinton Global Citizen Award in 2009, being named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and His Excellency received the ‘Lifetime Leadership Award for Development and Equality’ by Rwandan Women in 2010. [21 minutes]

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