Lecture & Q & A with Ivan Monzon
Director of INTRAPAZ, Universidad Landívar, Guatemala

"Intercultural Conflict In Guatemala: Challenges That Must Be Faced".
Date:  Thursday, February 28, 2008                     
1:00-2:30 p.m.               
Location: 1020 One Park Place

Obstáculos y desafíos en Guatemala para la construcción del Estado Plural y una democracia intercultural".*
Date:  Thursday, February 28, 2008                     
3:00-4:30 p.m.               
Location: Sparks Hall 308
*Note - This Lecture and Q & A will be conducted in Spanish.

Event Notes

Ivan Monzon is Director of INTRAPAZ , the Transformation of Conflict Institute for the Construction of Peace in Guatemala (known by its Spanish acronym INTRAPAZ), based at Rafael Landivar University,Guatemala City. It is one of the most prominent research centers doing applied research on conflict resolution in Central America. They partner with foundations to conduct research on the obstacles to peace in Guatemala and run workshops on best practices for conflict resolution. In this talk Monzon (a Guatemalan) will share his insights gained from several years experience working in a country infamous for extremely high rates of violence against women and extra judicial violence (lynchings).

The Institute for Conflict Transformation for Building Peace in Guatemala, INTRAPAZ, founded in 1998, is an academic organization with social projection in the field of Conflict Transformation and Peace Building.

Its mission is to contribute:

  • To the construction of the Peace in Guatemalan society
  • To the promotion of a culture of peace based on understanding, tolerance, solidarity, cooperation and respect for diversity
  • To dissent through research, outreach and socialization of knowledge and advice and mediation in efforts to Guatemalan society performed to remove the conditions that led to the violent solution of conflicts in the past.

Additional Event Notes

This event is sponsored by Georgia State University, The Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Georgia State University.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public.