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April 4, 2003 Press Contact: Julia Morse
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Media Advisory: University of Chicago Hosts International Forum on Colombian Civil War

WHAT: A one-day conference, “Colombia: Confronting Conflict, Striving Towards Peace,” will bring together some of the world's leading voices on the Colombian civil war. More than 20 speakers will discuss ways to resolve a war that annually claims 3,500 lives.
WHO: Panelists include leading policy-makers, academic researchers, peace activists, and diplomats.
  • Anne Patterson, the United States Ambassador to Colombia.
  • Horacio Serpa, former Colombian presidential candidate, and the current Colombian Ambassador to the Organization of American States.
  • Rafael Pardo-Rueda, a Senator of Colombia and one of the country's most influential politicians.
  • Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, former Mayor of Mexico City, and currently director of Fundacion para la Democracia.
  • Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for the NewsHour, and former host of National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation.
  • WHEN: Saturday, April 5, 2003, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    WHERE: The International House Assembly Hall, 1414 East 59th Street.
    Note: For more information, please contact Josh Schonwald at (773) 702-8359.

    Last modified at 05:07 PM CST on Monday, April 14, 2003.

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