If you missed our first Food for Thought, have no fear! Our second one is coming right up. Join us for free lunch, next Friday, March 6th at 12pm in the townhouse, and an exciting talk about negotiations in Cuba and differing interpretations of truth and justice. Read the note from professor Restrepo for more details and RSVP with the form below!
Truth and Justice in the Colombian 2016 Peace Accord
After 5 years of complex negotiations that took place mainly in Havana, Cuba, the Colombian government completed a Final Peace Agreement with the FARC in November 2016, thereby ending the oldest conflict in the southern hemisphere. Despite the extraordinary tangible achievements that preceded the signing of the original Accord, a referendum to confirm the people’s approval was held in October 2016. Against all predictions and polls, the original Peace Accord was defeated by a small margin polarizing Colombians and negatively impacting its implementation. In this talk I will argue that a great part of this divide stems from a misunderstanding of the meaning of truth and justice in the Peace Accord.