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4 US undergraduate credits and official transcript from school of record (Warren Wilson College).
This program is designed for individuals committed to mutually beneficial international exchange, driven to learn about human rights and transitional justice, and interested in understanding the complexities of the Colombian context. Delegates will have unique opportunities to meet with relevant government officials, community leaders, and other experts from around the country who present diverse perspectives on the country’s 50+ year history of violence and recent progress towards protecting human rights and implementing peace accords. Delegates will visit Bogotá, Medellin and, time permitting, Cartagena or Cali. Site visits include: Defensoría del Pueblo; Office of the High Commission for Peace; Presidential Council for Human Rights; UN Verification Mission for Peace Accords; AFRODES (Displaced Afrocolombian organization); CIJP (Inter-Ecclesial Commission for Justice and Peace); National Center for Historical Memory; Center for Peace, Memory, and Reconciliation and more!
- Discuss the peace process with the FARC and proposed transitional justice measures and offer insight on how it compares with prior domestic and international peace processes.
- Assemble information about groups working to protect human rights and promote peace in Colombia.
- Support peace building initiatives and learn advocacy skills.