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Americas Quarterly Launch Event: Colombia's Post-Peace Challenges

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 30, 2017
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Colombia’s peace deal was historic. But for prosperity to take hold, politicians, business leaders, and civil society will have to quickly address longstanding economic roadblocks—from high inequality and unemployment, to insufficient infrastructure and a feeble education system. Drug policy also factors into almost every major challenge facing Colombia today, and will play an important role in determining the country’s future peace.

Join Americas Quarterly for the launch of our special report on Colombia after the FARC, featuring expert panels on how the country can bring economic opportunity and social inclusion to all its citizens. The panelists will discuss what is needed to meet the challenges that remain, as well as opportunities for common ground in public health, law enforcement, and urban policy approaches to the drugs issue.

This event will be in Spanish.

Confirmed Speakers:*

  • Rafael Pardo, High Commissioner for Post-Conflict, Presidency of the Republic of Colombia @RafaelPardo
  • Fernando Carrillo Flórez, Inspector General of Colombia @fcarrilloflorez
  • Leonardo Villar, Director, Fedesarrollo @Fedesarrollo
  • Lyana Latorre, Senior Director of Corporate Social Engagement, Arcos Dorados
  • Julián Wilches, Researcher, Fundación Ideas Para la Paz @julianwilches
  • John Otis, Journalist and Author of Law of the Jungle @JohnOtis
  • Herney Ruiz, Area Leader for Peace and Community Relations in Lerma, Cauca, and Coca Leaf Grower
  • Sebastián Lanz, Director, Observatory of Transitions and Post-Conflict, Temblores NGO @sebastianlanz
  • Adriana La Rotta, Senior Director of Media Relations, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @adrianalarotta
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @BrazilBrian

*Additional speakers to be confirmed

Registration: This event is complimentary for all registrants. 
Prior registration is required.

Event Information: Sarah Bons | sbons@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8392
Press: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Cancellation: Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29.

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8:00 – 8:30 a.m.   Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.   Special Interview

  • Rafael Pardo, High Commissioner for Post-Conflict, Presidency of the Republic of Colombia
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Public Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.   Panel: Economic Development and Job Creation

  • Leonardo Villar, Director, Fedesarrollo
  • Lyana Latorre, Senior Director of Corporate Social Engagement, Arcos Dorados
  • John Otis, Journalist; Author of Law of the Jungle
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Public Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.   Panel: Public Policy on Drugs and Economic Prosperity

  • Julián Wilches, Researcher, Fundación Ideas para la Paz
  • Herney Ruiz, Area Leader for Peace and Community Relations in Lerma, Cauca, and Coca Leaf Grower
  • Sebastián Lanz, Director, Observatory of Transitions and Post-Conflict, Temblores NGO
  • Adriana La Rotta, Senior Director of Media Relations, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; columnist, El Tiempo (moderator)

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.   Closing Keynote

  • Fernando Carrillo Flórez, Inspector General of Colombia

10:50 – 11:15 a.m.   Networking and Coffee