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The Colombia Peace Process After Two Years

What can the Colombian peace accord implementation process teach us about supporting stabilization and peace processes around the world? Join us for a two-day seminar assessing the Colombia peace process after two years and the role of Notre Dame’s Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) program in monitoring and supporting implementation.

The program will include presentations by Colombian and United States experts on the current status of accord implementation, based on the PAM team’s April 2019 report. 

Colombia at a Critical Juncture for Peace: A Conversation with Members of the Peace Commission of Colombia’s House of Representatives

*Please note this event will be held in Spanish and at the United States Institute of Peace

The United Nations Security Council recently acknowledged that peace in Colombia is at a “critical juncture,” as the implementation of the 2016 peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is facing significant uncertainty and the peace process with the National Liberation Army (ELN) has been suspended in the aftermath of their January terrorist attack in Bogotá.

The Challenges of Rural Reform in Colombia

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.      

E-ADN “El Reto de Emprender Juntos” | Bogotá, Colombia

This forum will take place in Bogotá, Colombia and is organized by Foros Semana, Foros Dinero, Everis, and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, at the invitation of the Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina and with support from Banco Davivienda. Please register on the Foros Semana website. A new LAP/Fundación del Área Andina report by Diego Molano will be launched at the 9:10 a.m. session.

The U.S.-Colombian Bilateral Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities for the Duque Administration

Since 1999, the U.S.-Colombian relationship has privileged multiple objectives, from the fight against drug trafficking, to the extension of the state’s legitimate presence throughout the national territory, the consolidation of peace, and the provision of security training and expertise to third countries.  President Iván Duque was one of a handful of heads of state to meet with President Donald Trump on the margins of the UN General Assembly, and the Duque administration has reached out to senior U.S.

Colombian Private Sector Commitment in Rural Conflict Areas

Colombia’s private sector has a long history of investing in projects for social inclusion and sustainability.  Now the private sector is deeply engaged in finding and creating business opportunities in rural areas, including those long affected by violence and conflict.