CLALS Symposium 2003: War & Peace in Colombia

Date & Time: Thursday April 10, 2003 at 3:00 PM

Location: Troy Moore Library, General Classroom Building, 9th Floor
Member Sponsor: Héctor Fernandez L'Hoeste
Member Sponsor Phone: 404.651.2265

Description Of Event

The annual CLALS Symposium presents international scholars, diplomats, artists and intellectuals to discuss research and creative work on a topical issue in contemporary Latin America.

This year's symposium explores both conflict and diplomacy in Colombia, and its future possibilities of peace among combative political factions.

Additional Event Notes

Symposium Schedule

3:00 - 3: 15 PM

Opening Remarks:


Héctor D. Fernández L'Hoeste, Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies

3: 15 - 4:15 PM

Panel 1
On The Formation of The Colombian State


Presenter: Fernando Reati, Georgia State University

Rethinking Violence
Reading Contemporary Violence through Nineteenth Century Exclusions
Cristina Rojas, Carleton University

¿Towards Regional Autonomy?
Fallacies in the Diagnosis of the Colombian Crisis
Eduardo Posada Carbó, Oxford University

Discussant: Pamela Murray, University of Alabama at Birmingham

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Panel 2
Violence and The Nation


Presenter: Germán Torres, Georgia State University

The Political Economy of the War System in Colombia
Nazih Richani, Kean University

Drugs, Guerrillas, Terrorism and the Future of U.S.-Colombian Relations
Bruce Bagley, University of Miami

Discussant: Mike LaRosa, Rhodes College

5:30 - 6:00 PM

Coffee Break
Refreshments Served

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Panel 3
Ethnicity and Political Conflict


Presenter: Héctor D. Fernández L'Hoeste, Georgia State University

Colombian Human Rights Crisis: An Afro-Colombian Perspective
Luis G. Murillo, Global Exchange

Political and Social Conflict in Tierradentro, Cauca: Trouble in "The Land Within"
(Guerilla, ejército y la poblacion indígena)
Jeffrey P. Blick, Georgia College & State University

Discussant: Henry Carey, Georgia State University

This event is free and open to the general public.