Panel Discussion with:
Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó
Professor of the History and Politics of Latin America, Latin American Centre, St Antony's College, SIAS and Faculty of History
Dr Isabel Ruiz
Official Fellow and Tutor in Economics, Harris Manchester College
Dr Annette Idler
Director of Studies, Changing Character of War Programme, Pembroke College and Department of Politics and International Relations
On 2 October, the Colombian people rejected the peace deal that the Colombian government had reached with the FARC after 52 years of internal armed conflict. Shortly afterwards President Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In this round table discussion, the three speakers will put these recent events into the larger context to reflect on Colombia’s road towards sustainable peace. Drawing on a historical perspective, Prof Posada-Carbó will explain what the peace process means for democracy in Colombia, Dr Ruiz will present an overview of the economic costs of conflict and reflect on what the possible future avenues towards peace could mean for the economy, and Dr Idler will discuss the security and development challenges linked to conflict and transnational organised crime in the country.