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Historic Colombian Peace Agreement: A Discussion with Armando Novoa García

October 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join the the CampusSkyline Distinguished Lecture Series for a riveting discussion, followed by Q&A, on the Historic Colombian Peace Agreement.


Colombian Magistrate Armando Novoa will discuss the end of the 52 year old war with the FARC (The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), a guerrilla movement involved in the Colombian armed conflict since 1964.  His talk will focus on his experience as a mediator during the peace negotiations, the details of the treaty, the impact of the agreement on the country and human rights, as well as the aftermath and next steps to the opposition vote.



Magistrate Armando Novoa (Colombia) was elected in October 2014 by minority parties to be one of nine magistrates of the National Electoral Council (CNE) for the period of 2014-2018.  Currently he is actively involved in the Colombian peace process, and was in Cuba as a guest mediator in the time of realization of the agreements between the FARC and the Colombian government. Previously he participated in the process of crafting Colombia’s new constitution as a member of the National Constituent Assembly in 1991, where in addition to advising, was appointed as Co-Chairman of the Special Legislative Commission. He was subsequently appointed as plenipotentiary ambassador to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He also served as judge of the Superior Council of the Judiciary and for several years served as Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies, an entity that was created by the constituents in 1991.


Event limited to CUID-holders only. Advance registration required. To reserve a seat please email cmt2186@columbia.edu. You will receive an email confirmation.

Magistrate Armando Novoa will speak in Spanish but simultaneous translation will be provided.


Co-sponsors: Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR); Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies; Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia (CSER); Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at Columbia University, and the CampusSkyline Distinguished Lecture Series.


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