Monthly Archives: May 2013

Press for Peace is on

Since the April 9th rallies for peace, President Santos appears to be recognizing the need for a public campaign to accompany the confidential peace negotiations in Havana.  Signs of this new era are apparent in the quantity and quality of … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera’s “Inside Story” Focuses on Rural Reform Agreement in Colombia

Last night, I joined my colleagues–Jorge Restrepo, Director of CERAC and Associate Professor of Economics at the Javeriana University in Bogota, and Aldo Civico, Director of the International Institute for Peace at Rutgers University–to discuss with the host of Al Jazeera’s … Continue reading

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Agreement Reached on Rural Reforms

On Sunday, May 26, the delegates of the Colombian government and the FARC-EP gathered for a joint press conference following their ninth round of talks in Havana to announce that they had reached an agreement they called “Toward a New … Continue reading

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“Hacia un nuevo campo colombiano”

El domingo, 26 de mayo, el gobierno colombiano y las Farc anunciaron que llegaron a un acuerdo sobre el primer punto de la agenda sobre desarrollo agrario integral. Aquí es el anuncio de los delegados del Gobierno y las FARC-EP … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Bishops Speak of Peace in Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’s endorsement of last month’s April 9th rallies for peace signaled the beginning of a more active courtship by the government of key opinion leaders, and has opened the door for public expressions of support for the … Continue reading

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Brief Reflections on Peace Processes in Turkey and Colombia

I just returned from Vancouver, where I participated in workshops at the University of British Colombia and Simon Fraser University on the peace processes in Turkey and Colombia.  (See my previous post for details of the conference.)  It was stimulating … Continue reading

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Venture to Vancouver

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