WWU to Host ‘What Historical Parallels Can Teach Us’ March 16

Felix Manuel Burgos of New York University will discuss the current status and future of the recent Colombian peace accords at noon on Friday, March 16 in Western’s Communications Facility 125.

The event is free and open to the public.

Burgos and Western scholars will host the discussion, titled “The Future of the Colombian Peace Accords: What Historical Parallels Can Tell Us,” which will examine what the new peace will look like in Colombia, while drawing on the experience of earlier peace accords elsewhere in Latin America for insights. In late 2016, the Colombian Government approved a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to end one of the longest civil wars in modern history.

Western faculty that will speak at this event include Ricardo Lopez, associate professor of History; Tamara Lee Spira, assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies; Josh Fisher, assistant professor of Anthropology; and Michael Wolff, assistant professor of Political Science.

For more information about the event contact Michael Wolff, assistant professor of Political Science, at Michael.wolff@wwu.edu.