Tuesday Seminar Series: Peace in Colombia in Historical Perspective


Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Robert Karl, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University; Santander Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS

From land restitution to the role of victims’ voices in reconciliation, Colombia’s ongoing peace process has its parallels in largely forgotten events that transpired more than a half-century ago. This talk examines what Colombian history can – and cannot – tell us about the shape of Colombia’s contemporary conflict and the prospects for a stable and durable peace.


Robert A. Karl is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. His book, Forgotten Peace: Reform, Violence, and the Making of Contemporary Colombia, will be published in early 2017 as part of the University of California Press’ new Violence in Latin American History series. He is also interested in spatial/digital history and the history of inter-American relations.