A Conversation with The Honorable Bernard Aronson, U.S. Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Process
The Honorable Bernard Aronson, the U.S. Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Process, joins us for a conversation on the current and future U.S. role in building peace in Colombia.
On September 23rd, the Colombian peace process took a major step toward a final accord when negotiators from the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached agreement on transitional justice, an issue that had bogged the talks down for over a year. The two sides also announced a six-month deadline for concluding a final agreement; together the steps were hailed by Secretary of State John Kerry as “historic.” Since his appointment by President Obama last February, Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process Bernard Aronson has played a key role in helping the Parties build consensus at the negotiating table. He will reflect on the current and future U.S. role in building peace in Colombia. Speaker The Honorable Bernard AronsonU.S. Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Process ModeratorCynthia J. ArnsonDirector, Latin American Program, Wilson Center
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