The Catholic Church and the Search for Peace in Colombia
Friday, January 24, 2014 at 3:30pm to 4:45pm
ICC 700, Executive Conference Room in MSFS
A Conversation with
Father Francisco de Roux, S.J.
Provincial of the Jesuit Community of Colombia
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
Georgetown Jesuit Community
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