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Georgetown and National Academy of Public Administration Host Dialogue with The Hon. James Baker and The Hon. George Mitchell

November 16, 2010

  • Rev. Mauricio Garcia Duran, S.J.
  • Marc Chernick, visiting associate professor, department of government and the Center for Latin American Studies
  • Moderated by Joanne Rappaport, professor, department of anthropology and the department of Spanish and Portuguese

Joanne Rappaport will engage Fr. Mauricio Garcia Duran, S.J., and Marc Chernick in a discussion of "Conflict, Security and Human Rights in Colombia: The Administration of Alvaro Uribe 2002 – 2010."

Rev. Mauricio Garcia Duran has a Ph.D. in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford (U.K.) and is the Director of CINEP, (“Centro de Investigacion y Educacion Popular”) (Center for Research and Popular Education), a prominent Jesuit research institute in Bogata. Dr. Garcia Duran has written widely on social movements, peace processes and human rights in Colombia, including Movimiento por la paz en Colombia 1978-2003, (“Peace Movements in Colombia 1978 - 2003”), the preeminent study of civil society peace movements in Colombia. In this talk he will examine the background of the conflict and evaluate the state and government policies on security and development during the Uribe Administration as well as the legacy of these policies for the new Colombia president, Juan Manuel Santos.


Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, 4:00 p.m.


McNeir Auditorium
Georgetown University
3700 O St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20057

Center for Latin American Studies
Georgetown Jesuit Community
Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice

Media interested in attending must RSVP to Rachel Pugh at 202-687-4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.


Rachel Pugh
(202) 687.4328

Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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