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Understanding the Peace Process in Colombia

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
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Understanding the Peace Process in Colombia: Film Screening and Discussion of Port of Destiny: Peace

Tuesday, September 24 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | College Avenue Student Center, MPR

In recognition of International Day of Peace, Rutgers Global and its university partners present a film screening and discussion of Port of Destiny: Peace, a documentary about the peace process in Colombia. In November 2016, a peace agreement was reached between the Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP), the oldest Marxist guerrilla group in Latin America, putting an end to the 53‐year‐old armed conflict. Port of Destiny: Peace narrates the story of Juan Manuel Santos’ path to establishing peace in his country: as Defense Minister, he waged war on FARC; as President, he brokered peace—but paid a steep political price. After the screening, three Rutgers faculty will engage in conversation about the challenges of brokering peace in Colombia and elsewhere around the globe.

  • Ulla Berg, Associate Professor of Latino and Caribbean Studies and Anthropology; Director, Center for Latin American Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Janice Gallagher, Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences--Newark
  • Linda Stamato, Co-Director, Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Sponsors:

  • Rutgers Global
  • Center for Latin American Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
  • Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Center for Latino Arts and Culture
  • Latin American Students Association

College Ave. Student Center
126 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ