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Building Peace in Colombia: The Government's Efforts in the Demobilization and Reintegration of Illegal Armed Groups

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1302

The Center for International Conflict Resolution and the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies present:

"Building Peace in Colombia: The Government's Efforts in the Demobilization and Reintegration of Illegal Armed Groups"

with Alejandro Eder
Director, Columbian Agency for Reintegration and SIPA Class of 2006
and Professor Jose Antonio Ocampo
Director, Economic and Political Development Concentration, Columbia SIPA

Confirmation of attendance suggested: Please send an e-mail to Carolina Ocampo-Maya by Friday January 26, 2013 at co2296@columbia.edu. Write interested in event on the subject and include your full name.
 
For further information please contact Carolina Ocampo-Maya (tel 917.434.4505) or Diego Bustamante (tel: 646.918.0746)

Bios: Alejandro Eder is the Director of the Colombian Agency for Reintegration, an agency responsible for over 35,000 former combatants. He is also a member of the Colombian government's negotiating team holding peace talks with the Illegal Armed Group FARC, aiming to put an end to five decades of conflict in Colombia. He graduated from SIPA in 2006.

Professor Jose Antonio Ocampo is the Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration at SIPA and a member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He previously served in a number of high ranking positions in the United Nations and the Government of Colombia.