Leadership, Resistance and Subaltern Memories in the Post-Accord

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

2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
November 21, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm

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 zeroes-in on the microlevel manifestations of the conflict, exploring the case of gender-based violence against Indigenous and Afrocolombian women in Colombia.   Panelists will discuss women’s experience of leadership and resistance in these contexts and unpack key challenges of efforts to strengthen their agency and amplify their voice.  Conflict affects women in unique ways, and subaltern women in particular; but their experience becomes invisible when buried within broader statistics and narratives. To understand these microdynamics of violence and the potential emergent leadership, the conversation will privilege feminist, intercultural and participatory action research perspectives. Connecting memory, resistance and leadership contributes to move forward the Symposium conversations and insights about peacebuilding and local governance amid persistence of violence.

Panel Featuring: 

  • Pasha Bueno-Hansen, University of Delaware
  • Kimberly Theidon, Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • Angela Santamaria, Universidad del Rosario

This panel will be held  in Spanish and moderated by Ángela Santamaría (URosario) &  Sonia M. Ospina (NYU Wagner)


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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