Intertwined Chronologies of Peace and Violence

Presented by NYU Wagner School of Public Service, Universidad del Rosario, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

11:00am - 12:30pm EST
November 21, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm

This event is part of a virtual three-day symposium, Colombia: Peacebuilding and the Persistence of Violence, which brings together academics, practitioners, civil society and civic leaders to discuss the past, present and futures of Colombia. It sheds light on the country’s long experience with internal armed conflict, its recent effort to transition to a post-conflict stage, and the challenges and opportunities that the present juncture implies for the success of enduring peacebuilding efforts.

This panel discusses competing chronologies of peace and violence that intersect, overlap, and ultimately shape Colombia’s history. Beyond ideas of unremitting and persistent violence or extraordinary democratic stability, it sheds light on particular historical subjects and communities that defy well-established categories of peace and conflict in Colombia. It also aims to bring the “violence of chronologies” to the table, as established periods might overemphasize the experience of certain social groups, while effacing others. 

Panel featuring: 

  • Luis Van Isschot (University of Toronto)
  • Catherine LeGrand (McGill University)
  • Bastien Bosa, (Universidad del Rosario)
  • Mercedes Tunubalá Velasco (Mayor of Silvia, Cauca)

This panel will be held in Spanish and moderated by Franz Hensel & Bastien Bosa (Universidad del Rosario)


This event is organized by the Colombian Studies Initiative: Past, Present and Futures, a collaboration between New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and Universidad del Rosario. The Initiative aims to create an Inter-American hub for research, multidisciplinary conversations and exchange of knowledge concerning Colombia. It supports dialogue, inquiry, and research for US, Colombian, and international scholars, students, NGOs practitioners, and the general public interested in Colombia.

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