Monthly Archives: March 2014

Historic Philippine Peace Accord Reached

March 28, 2014 With 150,000 Filipinos dead and millions displaced, and after more than a decade of negotiations, the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a comprehensive peace accord yesterday that put an end to … Continue reading

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Colombian Peace Process and Human Rights Event

You are cordially invited to participate in a forum on “The Peace Process in Colombia: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies for the Protection of Human Rights.”  The event will take place on Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 10:00-11:30a.m. at the United … Continue reading

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Epistolary Exchanges: Intellectuals Offer Support for Peace Talks

March 18, 2014 One interesting mechanism for peace that has evolved in Colombia has been the use of epistolary exchanges and letters by armed and unarmed actors.  In a conflict environment, the exchange of ideas is not always easy, particularly … Continue reading

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Colombia’s Congressional Elections: What Do They Mean for the Peace Process?

Monday, March 10 Colombia’s Congressional results are in and the pundits are analyzing their implications for the peace talks and for the upcoming presidential elections on May 25.  In yesterday’s elections, some twenty-three hundred candidates ran for 166 seats in … Continue reading

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Honoring Women of Courage

March 8, 2014 I had the honor of joining Judge Iris Yassmin Barrios Aguilar, the President of one of two High Risk Courts in Guatemala, for lunch this week at the U.S. Institute of Peace.  Judge Barrios is perhaps best known … Continue reading

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