|Nov. 9, 2004||
Press Contact: William Harms|
Center for Latin American Studies presents Civil War and Peacemaking in Colombia
While the US aid program known as Plan Colombia is set to end next year as the country closes 40 years of unresolved internal conflict, Colombia's president Uribe is beginning to implement his own Patriot Plan calling for ambitious and long-term military objectives against "Latin America's oldest and largest guerrilla army." In this way, the idea of addressing matters peacefully wavers amid harsh realities. Despite the particularities of the Colombian setting, it displays similarities with that of other countries undergoing civil war. The conference aims to bring together scholars of conflicts from around the world to identify similarities and difference that will shed new light on the questions above.
This academic conference is organized by the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies, and co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program. The event is free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the office of programs and special events at the International House in advance at 773-753-2274.
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