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The Catholic Church and the Search for Peace in Colombia

Friday, January 24 at 3:30pm to 4:45pm

ICC 700, Executive Conference Room in MSFS

The Catholic Church and the Search for Peace in Colombia

A Conversation with

Father Francisco de Roux, S.J.

Provincial of the Jesuit Community of Colombia

 

ICC 700

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 

 

(please use center and left elevators to go to 7th floor)

Light refreshments will be served

 

Father de Roux was founder and director for fifteen years of the Peace and Development Program of Magdalena Medio, one of the most successful local peacemaking initiatives in Colombia. For many years he has been a leading voice for a negotiated settlement to Colombia's decades-long armed conflict.  Father De Roux has received numerous awards recognizing his contribution to human rights and peace, among them the Distinguished Award of the French Foreign Legion, bestowed by President Francois Mitterrand; Colombia's National Peace Prize; and the Chirac Foundation's 2012 prize for Peace and Conflict Prevention.  He has an M.A., London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne and is a Member of the Advisory Board of Georgetown's Center for Latin American Studies.

 

Event Co-Sponsored by

United States Jesuit Conference

and

Georgetown Jesuit Community

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Conference

Department

Center for Latin American Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Cost

Free

Open to the public and the press?

Yes

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