Colombian Crisis Is Topic of Annual Lynch Lecture

Posted: April 25, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Daniel Garcia Peña, scholar in residence at the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C., presents “A Complex Peace for a Complex War: The Peace Process in Colombia” for the Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Lecture on Conflict Resolution held April 27 in the Concert Hall. In 1991, Peña served as an advisor to the Alianzia Democratica/M19 during Colombia’s Constituent Assembly, which was charged with drafting a new constitution for the country, and he was Colombia’s high commissioner for peace from 1995 to 1998. From 1998 to 1999, he was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

Prominent Virginians Edwin and Helen Lynch made a substantial gift to George Mason University in 1987 to establish a chair in the name of Mr. Lynch’s parents. In gratitude, the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) established the annual Lynch Lecture series. The lectures are published as occasional papers by ICAR and are available from the University Bookstore.

The 13th annual lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall Grand Tier Lobby Three, with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall main lobby. For more information, call x31300.

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