Title Conditional: Building Peace in Colombia: Lessons from Medellín and Antioquia
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm |
Great Room, Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
After more than 50 years of armed conflict, Colombia is on the verge of a peace deal between the government and the FARC. As governor of Antioquia and mayor of Medellín, Sergio Fajardo has experienced the complexities of the conflict and will discuss the political challenges to overcoming violence and living in peace. Fajardo will explore how the lessons learned while serving in regional government apply to the entire country.
Sergio Fajardo recently stepped down as governor of Antioquia and was voted “Best Governor” in Colombia. Formerly, he served as the mayor of Medellin (2004-2007) and was a vice-presidential candidate in 2010. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.