Join us for a conversation with Ledio Cakaj, author of When the Walking Defeats You: One Man's Journey as Joseph Kony's Bodyguard. Cakaj explores the conflict waged by the LRA through the accounts of people who survived its attacks and the unique insights of George Omona, a former high-ranking member who fought alongside the group’s leader, Joseph Kony. Kony, who has led the LRA for nearly three decades, continues to evade capture despite regional and U.S. efforts to track him down in recent years. Meanwhile, one of his former commanders, Dominic Ongwen, who was abducted by the group as a child, is set to be tried this month by the ICC for 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Cakaj is a career researcher and writer focused on demobilization of armed groups and reintegration of former combatants who has spent years studying the LRA.
A reception with light refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the event at 6:00 p.m.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.