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The Challenges of Rural Reform in Colombia

Date & Time

Mar. 8, 2019
9:00am – 10:45am ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Agrarian issues were at the heart of the peace agreement between the government of Colombia and the FARC in 2016, and the Colombian government, international cooperation agencies, universities, and NGOs have addressed numerous aspects of the rural reform agenda. 

The German and Colombian governments have jointly sponsored initiatives to enlist the support of universities and technical experts in both countries to support reform in rural areas.      

Please join us and the United States Institute of Peace on March 8, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., for a discussion with German, Colombia, and U.S. experts on rural reform issues and the role of the academic community in supporting such efforts.   


José Martinez 
Director, Institute for Agricultural Law 
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 
Capaz Institute 

Stefan Peters 
Academic Director 
Capaz Institute 

Steve Hege
Senior Expert, Colombia
United States Institute of Peace

Natalia Ruiz 
Woodrow Wilson Center 


          Cynthia Arnson 
          Director, Latin American Program 
         Woodrow Wilson Center 

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Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America 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 policy 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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