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What's Business Got to Do with It? Peace Building in Colombia: Panel Discussion and Reception
Time and Location

3/26/2018 04:30PM - 07:00PM, CHERRY ROOM, 154 STUART STREET, BOSTON, MA

New England Law │ Boston is thrilled to host a unique event exploring the process of involving private businesses in peace-building efforts in Colombia.

This panel discussion and reception—both free and open to the public—will be held on Monday, March 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Panelists will give presentations on Colombia’s peace process with a special focus on the role of businesses in these efforts. Refreshments will also be served.

The panel will actually be the culmination of a day-long expert meeting taking place at the school, where participants will discuss policy and program recommendations for facilitating business and community reconciliation as part of Colombia’s peace-building process.

Colombia and its people survived fifty years of internal armed conflict, with a peace accord finally brokered in 2016. Today, it’s a nation looking for reconciliation, and private-sector businesses may play a critical role in this process.

New England Law students and members of the Boston community are encouraged to attend this event and learn about what lies ahead for this country in recovery.

Panelists include members of the Colombian Centro Regional de Empresas y Emprendimientos Responsables (CREER), an offshoot of the Institute for Human Rights and Business:

  • Luis Fernando de Angulo, Executive Director, CREER (Colombia)
  • Germán Zarama, Senior Researcher, CREER (Colombia)

If you have questions about this event, please contact Lisa Laplante, facilitator and Director of the Center for International Law and Policy, or Eric Lustig, co-sponsor and Director of the Center for Business Law.

For more information about New England Law events, please contact Emily Lospennato, Associate Director of Public Relations, at 617-422-7477 or