Negotiating with Guerrillas: A Bumpy Peace for Colombia

July 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm America/New York Timezone
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
441 Freedom Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Complimentary Admission. Registration Required.

Registration: 6:30PM

Discussion: 7:00 PM to 8:15PM

Colombia, after years of negotiations, signed a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas who had waged war against the government and civilian population for decades. Reaching agreement with the FARC was one thing. Implementing the agreement is another. Not only must the guerrillas disarm, the government must work to integrate into civilian society people who have no job skills except waging war. The civilian population is extremely suspicious of the peace deal and of the intentions of the disarmed guerrillas who were, until a few months ago, trying to kill them. As Minister of Interior (equivalent of Homeland Security Secretary in the U.S.), Juan Fernando Cristo played a key role in the negotiations. Join us on Tuesday and learn first-hand how the peace deal in Colombia worked out behind the scenes.

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