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Building Peace in Colombia: Lessons from Medellín and Antioquia

March 11, 2016 -
12:30pm to 1:20pm
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row

:::Lecture will be in Bolivar House, not in the Main Quad as previously announced:::
Lunch Provided | No RSVP Necessary

Building Peace in Colombia: Lessons from Medellín and Antioquia
Tinker Visiting Professor Sergio Fajardo
After more than 50 years of armed conflict, Colombia is on the verge of a peace deal between the government and the FARC. As governor of Antioquia and mayor of Medellín, Sergio Fajardo has experienced the complexities of the conflict and will discuss the political challenges to overcom- ing violence and living in peace. Fajardo will explore how the lessons learned while serving in regional government apply to the entire country.  
Dr. Sergio Fajardo recently stepped down as governor of Antioquia and was voted “Best Governor” in Colombia. Formerly, he served as the mayor of Medellin (2004-2007) and was a vice-presidential candidate in 2010. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Event Sponsor: 
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact Email: 
latinamerica@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
(650) 725-0383