Dr. McCoy and Dr. Subotic discuss the peace deal in Colombia as a potential new model
On September 23, 2015, the Colombian government made a major breakthrough in its negotiations with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) to end 50 years of conflict.
After three years of talks, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londoño agreed on a plan for comprehensive transitional justice in Colombia.
The negotiators set a deadline of six months to finish the final peace accord. After 60 more days, the FARC will lay down its arms, setting the stage for the end to the conflict by mid-2016.
Dr. Jennifer McCoy
Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Global Studies Institute, Georgia State University
Dr. Jelena Subotic
Associate Professor, Political Science , Georgia State University