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International Actors in the Colombian Peace Process: The Case of Chile

Date & Time

Nov. 17, 2015
3:30pm – 5:00pm

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5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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International Actors in the Colombian Peace Process: The Case of Chile

Since 2012, the Colombian government has been engaged in peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in an effort to end close to half a century of war. Two countries—Cuba and Norway—act as “guarantors” of the peace process, and two additional countries—Chile and Venezuela—act as “facilitators.” With the peace talks facing an agreed-to deadline of March 23, 2016, what has been the role of the international community in pushing the process forward, overcoming crises, and providing a symbol of international support for the talks? Chilean diplomat Luis Maira, named by the government of President Michelle Bachelet to represent Chile at the peace table, will offer his observations regarding how international actors have shaped the dynamic of the negotiations at times of progress, stalemate, and near breakdown. Ambassador Maira’s remarks will be in Spanish, with no translation provided. SpeakerThe Honorable Luis MairaChilean Representative to the Colombian Peace Process ModeratorCynthia J. ArnsonDirector, Latin American Program, Wilson Center


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