Yale to Host International Conference on U.S.-Colombia Relations

A conference exploring United States policy toward Colombia will take place at the Yale Law School on February 25 and 26.

The conference, “U.S.–Colombia Policy at the Crossroads: Recent Experience and Future Challenges,” brings together academics, politicians and policy experts to examine the last five years of U.S.–Colombia policy and to suggest a course for the next five years.

Panelists will include former Colombian President César Gaviria; former Bogotá Mayor Antanas Mockus; Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Tom Martin; Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff member Janice O’Connell and Miami Herald reporter Steven Dudley.

Panels will evaluate U.S. counter–narcotics policies in Colombia, examine the challenges of recent U.S.–Colombian relations and discuss the evolution from Plan Colombia to Plan Patriota and the new peace process.

All sessions and activities will be held at the Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street.

The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, the Orville H. Schell Jr. Center for International Human Rights at the Yale Law School and the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund are conference sponsors.

For a press packet, a detailed agenda and list of panelists, please contact Ryan Calkins at (425) 387–0785 or ryan.calkins@yale.edu.

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