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CIC National Capital: Politics @ the Pub: The Future of Colombia after the Peace Deal: A Role for Canada?
April 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
The CIC National Capital Branch, in partnership with Cuso International, invites you to our next Politics @ the Pub event:
The Future of Colombia after the Peace Deal: A Role for Canada?
Last November the Colombian government and the Farc rebel group announced a new peace agreement, six weeks after the original deal was rejected in a popular vote. The agreement ended five decades of armed conflict and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos received the Nobel Peace Prize for his negotiation efforts.
As Colombia makes the transition from conflict to peace, the country must establish employment opportunities, develop the capacity of its government and support the creation of new policies that will lay the foundation for future growth. This work is crucial for ensuring stability, reintegration, socioeconomic growth and sustainable peace. There are numerous hurdles to the implementation of the peace deal that has the potential to end a 52 year long conflict. What are these hurdles? Can Canada play a role?
Nicolas Lloreda, Ambassador of Colombia to Canada
Ambassador Nicolas Lloreda is a lawyer with extensive international experience. Since 2010, he holds the position of Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of Colombia in the United States, where he was in charge of coordinating the legislative efforts which led to the ratification of the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States in 2012. Ambassador Lloreda has advised on matters of arbitration between investors and States, as well as in international controversies and commercial transactions for the firms Crowell and Moring, Sidley Austin LLP, and Powel Goldstein in the United States. He also was the General Director of Legal Council of the Andean Community and Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Colombia.
Angela Andrea Moreno Posada, Officer – SCOPE project, Cuso International
Angela Andrea Morendo Posada is a Masters candidate and a project management professional with several years’ experience in the development and academic sectors. She currently manages the volunteer program of the Sustainable Colombian Opportunities for Peacebuilding and Employment (SCOPE) project. The SCOPE program was made possible thanks to Global Affairs Canada. The program aims to help Colombian citizens who are living in poverty – especially youth, women, and victims of conflict – find meaningful and sustainable employment. Through SCOPE’s international volunteering opportunities, Canadians will have the power to make a real contribution to peace and reconciliation in Colombia.
Cristina Rojas, Carleton University
Cristina Rojas is professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. Her academic research interests are on the areas of political ontology, critical development and postcolonial theory, social policy and citizenship studies. Presently she is doing research on the relation between indigenous movements and the state in Bolivia. Her most recent articles are published in Citizenship Studies, Globalizations and Third World Quarterly. She is the author of Civilization and Violence: Regimes of Representation in Nineteenth Century Colombia, and co-editor of Narratives and Imaginings of Citizenship in Latin America and Elusive Peace: International, National and Local Dimensions of Conflict in Colombia.
Date and Time
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
The Red Lion Pub
47 Clarence Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9K1
Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members and include a glass of wine or a beer. Tickets are sold at the door or online.
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