Marguerite Barankitse: Love Has Made Me an Inventor


Location: DeBartolo Hall (View on map )

One woman's courageous leadership as a beacon of refuge amidst hatred, violence, and war.

Marguerite (Maggy) Barankitse will share her personal journey of providing refuge and reflect on the leadership needed for social change.

Maggy is the 2016 recipient of the Aurora Prize and was in 2008 named the Opus Prize Laureate. In 1993, Maggy was working for the Catholic Bishop of Ruyigi in eastern Burundi, when Tutsis stormed the Bishop's residence and killed 72 Hutus. Amid the chaos, Maggy saved 25 children. Driven by hope and faith, Maggy founded Maison Shalom, and has raised and provided safe haven for over 200,000 children. Now, forced into exile from her home, she works with Burundi refugees in Rwanda.

Cosponsored by Keough School of Global Affairs, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and Center for Social Concerns.


102 DeBartolo Hall


Center for Social Concerns
(574) 631-5293