Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos

A Prophet of Peace

November 21, 2018

Juan Manuel Santos, who won the Nobel for stabilizing Colombia, is back at Harvard to share what he learned

Juan Manuel Santos, the former president of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winner for his efforts to end more than 50 years of civil war in his country, has returned to Harvard.

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Leonardo Parraga

Fundación BogotArt is the Winner of the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize

October 15, 2018

Fundación BogotArt is the winner of the first Youth Carnegie Peace Prize for the initiative ‘Letters for Reconciliation’. BogotArt aims to use the arts as a catalyzer for social inclusion, understanding, and cooperation, whereby local communities are empowered and can find peaceful solutions to their challenges. Our project Letters for Reconciliation  co-created with several youth organizations, including among others Fundación Jóvenes para Jóvenes and the Junior Chamber International, creates a dialogue between disconnected groups in Colombia and, according to...

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2018 Oct 01

ProLEER Annual Meeting [Cambridge]

Mon - Tue, Oct 1 to Oct 2, 8:30am - 8:00pm

Location: 

1730 Cambridge Street

The annual ProLEER : Professional Learning network to advance Early Education Reform meeting this year will include presentations by Catherine Snow, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Nell K. Duke, University of Michigan, as well as leaders from organizations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Puerto Rico.

Read the agenda for this annual meeting here

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Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos, president of the Republic of Colombia, named next Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School

August 7, 2018

Cambridge, MA—Juan Manuel Santos, the president of the Republic of Colombia and Nobel laureate, has been named the next Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. The announcement was made today by Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas Elmendorf.  Santos, who completes his second term in office today, will begin his fellowship this fall and serve through the spring semester.

“President Santos is an accomplished public servant who has made a positive difference in the lives of millions of Colombians through his relentless pursuit of peace and...

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Colombia conference

Harvard-MIT conference examines where Colombia will be in 2040

May 20, 2018

One month before Colombians head to the polls to elect their next president, a two- day Harvard-MIT Colombia Conference titled “Colombia 2040” explored concerns held by Colombians and the international community leading up to this critical juncture in determining the future of the country.

The implementation of the peace accords has come under fire in recent weeks as former guerilla leaders were arrested on alleged drug trafficking charges, and as European countries voiced concerns about corruption in the financing of post-conflict programs. In this moment of uncertainty and...

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