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American Foreign Law Association: Colombia Peace Process with the FARC: Achievements and Challenges Ahead

February 21, 2018

Jones Day New York
250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281-1047


On Wednesday February 21st, the American Foreign Law Association will be holding its monthly luncheon event at Jones Day. The topic will be developments in Colombia's peace process with the FARC and the challenges ahead.

There are no rigid templates or magic formulae for building peace. This talk discusses the roadmap of the Colombian peace process that was both innovative and ingenious in terminating the oldest armed conflict in the hemisphere. It also reveals the intertwined roles and stories of the process’ main actors in the journey to peace and the challenges ahead.


Elvira Maria Restrepo is currently a University of Miami Professor. Last year she spent one year as a special advisor for President of Colombia, H. Juan Manuel Santos, on peace building. She has a PhD in Politics from Oxford University (2000), an LLM from Harvard Law School and a JD from the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota. Her current research and teaching interests cross the disciplinary boundaries of conflict studies, criminal justice and peace-building, with a special focus on Colombia.

Jones Day Associate Nassim Ameli serves as the secretary of the American Foreign Law Association.

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