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17:45 - 19:30 8 March 2016

Colombia on the brink: Local and global perspectives on conflict and peace

Location

Lecture room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Andrew Higginbottom, Kingston University
Christopher Cramer, SOAS
Glory Rigueros, University of Brighton
Jorge Perdomo, Congreso de los Pueblos
Rajesh Venugopal, LSE
Geoff Goodwin, LSE

Hope of peace in Colombia is growing. Talks between the Juan Manuel Santos government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia have entered the final phase. Provisional agreements have been reached on a number of important issues and negotiations are scheduled to conclude this year. What are the prospects of the peace talks ending decades of conflict and leading to progressive change? This panel will explore this question from a local and global perspective. Speakers will discuss the social and political situation in Colombia and episodes of conflict and peace elsewhere in the Global South. The panel will attempt to tease out the lessons that can be learned from other cases and offer a novel analysis of the prospects for peace in Colombia.

This event is organized in collaboration with Radical Americas Network


Contact

Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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