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Colombia Peace Talks Open with Second Rebel Group: Process Might Provide Model for Civil Society Participation

February 6, 2017 After three years of exploratory talks, the Colombian government and the country’s largest remaining insurgency, the National Liberation Army (ELN), are due to open formal negotiations tomorrow in Quito, Ecuador. The beginning of the long-delayed talks represents … Continue reading

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Colombia Cease-Fire Accord Marks Historic Turn 

June 24, 2016 “Colombia Cease-Fire Accord Marks Historic Turn” (Reprinted from “Q&A: On the Issues with Virginia “Ginny” Bouvier,” by Fred Strasser). More than a half-century of internal warfare in Colombia is on the brink of a peaceful resolution after … Continue reading

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New Steps to Address The Tragedy of Colombia’s Disappeared

June 10, 2016 Virginia M. Bouvier and Lisa Haugaard* The tragedy of the “disappeared” in Colombia’s more than half-century of internal war cuts across the entire society. Among those who were forcibly seized and then vanished without further information are … Continue reading

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Colombian Human Rights Defenders Building Sustainable Peace: Program Today

February 18, 2016 Despite optimism that a peace agreement will soon be reached at the peace talks in Havana, the war in Colombia continues, marked by a worrisome rise in attacks on human rights defenders, particularly women.  Human rights defenders … Continue reading

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World Bank President Calls for New Approaches to Peacebuilding

October 23, 2015 Earlier this month, World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim joined Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace, for a conversation about development in conflict zones.  I found Dr. Kim’s vision for the future, forged from his experience … Continue reading

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Evento sobre reconciliación en Colombia

VER EL VIDEO DEL EVENTO EN ESPAÑOL AQUÎ. 13 de julio de 2015 Se les invita a acompañar una discusión sobre las mujeres trabajando para la reconciliación en Colombia.  Los temas incluirán también la justicia transicional y los acercamientos psico-sociales con … Continue reading

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Tunes to Launch the Long Weekend/Canciones para celebrar

July 3, 2015 In celebration of the progressive thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations, following are selections from the “Buenos Días, América” album by Pablo Milanés.  I recall listening endlessly to this 1987 album on my new “Sony Walkman” (remember those?) as … Continue reading

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