Lessons from Peace

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

It has now been 23 years since the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement, perhaps the most lauded peace deal in modern political history. Meanwhile, five years ago, the seminal agreement to end the civil conflict in Colombia – the longest-running civil war in the Western hemisphere – was reached. Both conflicts seemed, to seasoned observers, utterly intractable. Both peace processes are marked by remarkable successes as well as enduring challenges. What can we learn from examining how peace has been won and implemented in these two cases?
Welcome and introduction of participants
Bonnie Weir
Keynote Address: Lessons from Peace in Colombia and Northern Ireland
Sergio Jaramillo
Panel 1: Negotiations
Presentation by Sergio Jaramillo
Comments by Jonathan Powell, Rory Montgomery, and Niall O’Dowd
Chaired by Emma Sky
Panel 2: Peace and Justice
Presentation by Eduardo Cifuentes
Comments by Pablo de Greiff and Martin Flaherty
Chaired by Richard English
Remarks: U.S. policy and peace in Colombia and Northern Ireland
Representative Brendan Boyle
Panel 3: Implementation
Presentation by Carlos Ruiz Massieu
Comments by Jessica Faieta, Fergal Mythen, and Avila Kilmurray
Chaired by Claire Hajaj
Panel 4: Practitioner Roundtable – Usable and distilled information for peace negotiations and implementation
Presentation by Claire Hajaj
Comments by Richard English and Emma Sky
Chaired by Jonathan Powell