Kelman Seminar: Pathways to Peace in Colombia

Event Date: Monday October 30, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: CGIS North, Room N-262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Pathways to Peace in Colombia


Jennifer Schirmer

Dr. Jennifer Schirmer

Peacebuilding Consultant


Monday, October 30, 2017
4:30 – 6:00 PM
CGIS North, Room N-262
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

About the speaker:

Dr. Jennifer Schirmer holds a Ph.D. in Political Anthropology. For the past 17 years, she has served as a facilitator in peacebuilding and peacemaking in Colombia. Between 2000 and 2013, Schirmer directed a peacebuilding project that constructively engaged in dialogue a number of sectors – the armed forces, former guerrilleros, parliamentarians, the private sector, journalists, etc. – early on and over the long term, in preparation for the peace talks. These efforts included, among others, the management of spoilers. In addition, beginning in late 2012, she held seminars for the Technical Sub-Commission to help draft a comprehensive Colombian model of ceasefire, disarmament, de-mobilization and reintegration protocols for the table of negotiations in Havana with the FARC, with the signing of the Final Accords in November 2016. Currently, Schirmer serves as a consultant to a number of the parties involved in the peace talks with the second guerrilla group, the ELN.

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series: 

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public PolicyThe Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme of the Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.

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