Lessons from Peace

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Location: Horchow Hall

Cost: Free but register in advance
103 (GM Room)
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


It has now been 23 years since the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement, perhaps the most lauded peace deal in modern political history. Meanwhile, five years ago, the seminal agreement to end the civil conflict in Colombia – the longest-running civil war in the Western hemisphere – was reached. Both conflicts seemed, to seasoned observers, utterly intractable. Both peace processes are marked by remarkable successes as well as enduring challenges. What can we learn from examining how peace has been won and implemented in these two cases?


Welcome and introduction of participants

Bonnie Weir


Keynote Address: Lessons from Peace in Colombia and Northern Ireland

Sergio Jaramillo


Panel 1: Negotiations

Presentation by Sergio Jaramillo

Comments by Jonathan Powell, Rory Montgomery, and Niall O’Dowd

Chaired by Emma Sky


Panel 2: Peace and Justice

Presentation by Eduardo Cifuentes

Comments by Pablo de Greiff and Martin Flaherty

Chaired by Richard English


Remarks: U.S. policy and peace in Colombia and Northern Ireland

Representative Brendan Boyle


Panel 3: Implementation

Presentation by Carlos Ruiz Massieu

Comments by Jessica Faieta, Fergal Mythen, and Avila Kilmurray

Chaired by Claire Hajaj


Panel 4: Practitioner Roundtable – Usable and distilled information for peace negotiations and implementation

Presentation by Claire Hajaj

Comments by Richard English and Emma Sky

Chaired by Jonathan Powell



Open To:

All Ages, Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Graduate and Professional, Spouses and Partners, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


Conferences, Meetings and Seminars, Jackson, Law, Politics and Society, Ppd


Program on Peace and Development, International Leadership Center


Hira Jafri
Phone: 203-432-0061
Email: hira.jafri@yale.edu
Link: https://macmillan.yale.edu/