Building peace after the war: A summer course to discover the challenges of the implementation of the peace agreements
Course Date: June 18 to June 27, 2018.
Investment: COP 1,700,000
In an interdisciplinary effort combining theory with practice, the Finance, Government and International Relations Faculty presents the second version of this course with the goal to understand the challenges of the implementation of the peace agreement signed in Havana between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, in a polarized national context and its many uncertainties.
Two years after the signing, with implementation underway, the peace agreements between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP guerrillas still leave concerns in citizens, decision makers, analysts, and experts.
What does building a stable and lasting peace in the territories mean? How to prepare the ground for reconciliation? What are the challenges of the simultaneous process of ex-combatants reintegration and reincorporation? What does territorial development in a post-conflict context entail?
These are just a few of the questions analyzed in the course “Building peace after the war.” It is a summer intensive program where students will participate in conferences and seminars analyzing the armed conflict from disciplines such as political science, economics, and geography. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to visit different sites, together with experts, victims, and ex-combatants, in a Territorial Training and Reintegration Space (ETCR).
In addition to the academic support from the Finance, Government and International Relations Faculty and the Externado de Colombia University, this program was awarded the highly competitive Innovation Fund 100,000 Strong in the Americas, funded by the United States Department of State, Partners of the Americas and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
At the end of the course, participants will have the theoretical tools to analyze the challenges posed by the implementation of the peace agreements signed in Havana, in a sensitive political context, and know about the challenges of demobilization, reintegration and reintegration of former combatants, from land observation, among other theoretical and practical elements.
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