Imagining Peace in the 21st Century Archive (2016-2017)

Please see below for archived 2016-2017 events.

IMAGINING PEACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY WORKING GROUP MEETING

Additional working group meeting details to be announced.

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 10/12 10:00 AM to Wednesday, 10/12 11:00 AM
  • Campus Address: Lower Level – Stevenson Hall
  • Address: 701 South Morgan Street
  • Location: Chicago, IL, US
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: huminst@uic.edu
  • Website: huminst.uic.edu
  • Phone: (312) 996-6352

IMAGINING PEACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY WORKING GROUP: “LAND, CONFLICT, AND PEACE: THE LAND TRANSFER PROGRAM IN EL SALVADOR’S PEACE ACCORDS

Joaquín Chávez, UIC History

“Land, Conflict, and Peace: The Land Transfer Program in El Salvador’s Peace Accords”

Readings:

Chapter 5 of El Salvador’s Peace Accords – “Economic and Social Questions” and two additional readings on the history of the peace process in El Salvador are available.

If you would like technical readings in Spanish about the Land Transfer Program in El Salvador, please contact directly Joaquín M. Chávez at chavezj1@uic.edu.

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 11/16 10:00 AM to Wednesday, 11/16 11:00 AM
  • Campus Address: Lower Level – Stevenson Hall
  • Address: 701 South Morgan Street
  • Location: Chicago, IL, US
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: huminst@uic.edu
  • Website: huminst.uic.edu
  • Phone: (312) 996-6352

Challenges and Opportunities of the Post Conflict in Colombia: Reflections on the New Peace Accord

Suggested Readings:

ICTJ Briefing: Political Crimes, Amnesties, Pardons

NOREF:  Innovations in the Colombian Peace Process”

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 2/1 10:00 AM to Wednesday, 2/1 11:00 AM
  • Campus Address: Lower Level – Stevenson Hall
  • Address: 701 South Morgan Street
  • Location: Chicago, IL, US
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: huminst@uic.edu
  • Website: huminst.uic.edu
  • Phone: (312) 996-6352

Violence Prevention in Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Societies: The UNDP Experience

A conversation with Marcela Smutt

Director, InfoSegura Regional Project, Governability and Peace Regional Cluster

UNDP program for Latin America and the Caribbean

Program in Spanish with translation

Marcela Smutt is a researcher based in El Salvador. She has worked for the past two decades with the United Nations Development Programme conducting research on social violence and crime in El Salvador and Central America. She is now leading a regional effort to coordinate research on this subject in Central and South America.

  • Date(s): Monday, 4/24 11:00 AM to Monday, 4/24 12:00 PM
  • Campus Address: Lower Level – Stevenson Hall
  • Address: 701 South Morgan Street
  • Location: Chicago, IL, US
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: huminst@uic.edu
  • Website: huminst.uic.edu
  • Phone: (312) 996-6352

IMAGINING PEACE WORKING GROUP: MARCELA SMUTT LECTURE

Marcela Smutt

Director, InfoSegura Regional Project, Governability and Peace Regional Cluster

UNDP program for Latin America and the Caribbean

“The Challenges of Peace Building in El Salvador”

This public lecture will analyze the persistence of social violence and crime in postwar societies in Central America by focusing on the challenges of peace building in El Salvador. More to the point, it will ponder the impact of recent institutional and civil society efforts to reduce violence in that country.

Marcela Smutt is a leading international expert on violence prevention in Latin America. During the past two decades she has conducted extensive research on youth and armed violence, the social costs of violence, citizen’s safety, and human development in El Salvador and other Latin American countries. In her capacity as a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) official she has contributed to dialogue and consensus building and policy formulation for crime prevention and control in El Salvador.

Lecture to be delivered in Spanish with English translation

  • Date(s): Monday, 4/24 4:00 PM to Monday, 4/24 5:30 PM
  • Campus Address: Lower Level – Stevenson Hall
  • Address: 701 S. Morgan St.
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: lvavra@uic.edu
  • Website: https://huminst.uic.edu/
  • Phone: 312-996-6352