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Peace in Colombia: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Accord Era

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Oct. 7, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Peace in Colombia: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Accord Era

Since the November 2016 signing of the peace agreement between the government of Colombia and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Colombian government has faced numerous challenges of accord implementation. The peace agreement includes ambitious goals in the areas of integral rural reform and development, reintegration and protection of ex-combatants, transitional justice, coca crop substitution, and the protection of human rights.


Please join the Latin American Program and the U.S. Agency for International Development on Monday, October 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., for a conversation on the achievements and challenges of peace implementation in Colombia.


Welcome and Introduction
Cynthia J. Arnson
Director, Latin American Program


Opening Remarks

Ambassador Philip Goldberg

U.S. Ambassador to Colombia (via live stream) 


Panel: The Implementation of Territorial Development Plans (PDETs)


Emilio Archila

High Commissioner for Stabilization, Republic of Colombia


Sorrel Aroca 

Governor of Putumayo


Mayerlis Angarita

Director, Narrar para Vivir


Marino Córdoba

President, National Association of Displaced Afro-Colombians (AFRODES)


Moderator: Lawrence Sacks

Director, USAID/Colombia


Closing Remarks

John Barsa

Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Agency for International Development


*This seminar will be in Spanish. Interpretation Spanish-English will be provided. Please note that headsets are limited. 

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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