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Talk with Sergio Fajardo on Building Peace in Colombia // Berkeley

Talk with Sergio Fajardo on Building Peace in Colombia // Berkeley

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 overcoming violence and living in peace. Fajardo will explore how the lessons learned while serving in regional government apply to the entire country.

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.

6:00 pm | Great Room, Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley, and the Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University.

Link:

http://clas.berkeley.edu/events/spring-2016/building-peace-colombia-lessons-medell%C3%ADn-and-antioquia

 

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Sergio Fajardo Building Peace in Colombia: Lessons from Medellín and Antioquia

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 overcoming violence and living in peace. Fajardo will explore how the lessons learned while serving in regional government apply to the entire country.

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.

Article from the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies
Paper from Princeton University about Fajardo’s term as mayor of Medellín

Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.  No tickets are necessary.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley, and the Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6:00 pm
Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way

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March 15 2016

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Date: March 15, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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Bancroft Hotel

2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA United States

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