Back in early 2016, hopes for peace were running high in Colombia. President Juan Manuel Santos had negotiated a peace accord with rebels that promised to end fifty years of warfare. The deal had the support of the Obama Administration and the United Nations. Legally, all that remained was a ratification vote for the long deferred peace to finally begin.
Global Exchange is organizing, as part of A closer Look South” our special webinar series on Latin America, a unique webinar on Colombia that will bring us up to date on the situation in that country, while spotlighting the ongoing need for friendship and international solidarity, even as we struggle to put our own house in order here at home.
– David Huey represents the Kroc Institute in Colombia and is Coordinator of the Barometer Initiative which monitors the implementation of the peace agreement as part of the International Verification Component.
– Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli directs the Andes program for the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and is their leading Colombia human rights advocate.
– Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar is an associate professor of anthropology at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He has taught at Universities on multiple continents around the world over the last 25 years.
Please join us Thursday, Feb 27th, at 5pm Pacific Time / 8pm Eastern Time.