Lieutenant General the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire (Ret.) has had a distinguished career in the Canadian military, achieving the rank of Lieutenant General and becoming Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources) in the Department of National Defence in 1998. In 1994, General Dallaire commanded the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda. His book entitled Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, was awarded the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2004. Since his retirement from the military, he has written extensively about humanitarian assistance and human rights. As a Fellow of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, he pursued research on conflict resolution and the use of child soldiers. He has received numerous honours and awards, including Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002, Grand Officer of the National Order of Québec in 2005, and the Aegis Award for Genocide Prevention from the Aegis Trust (United Kingdom). Canada’s Governor General, He was appointed to the Senate effective March 24, 2005 as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. As a Senator he is a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights and visited Darfur as a member of Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Special Advisory Team on Darfur. Senator Dallaire is a Senior Fellow at MIGS, a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Committee on Genocide Prevention, and is currently writing a book on child soldiers.