reports on drug trafficking often focus on localized violence. The cocaine
trade, however, is not a series of isolated spaces affected by a product, but,
rather, is an interconnected set of experiences, systems, and processes. This workshop will bring together scholars to
examine the nature of the linkages between sites along cocaine’s global supply
chain and the implications of those interconnections for social, political, and
economic life along the cocaine supply route. By integrating existing site focused qualitative research the workshop
will provide a deeper understanding of the impact of illegal commodity flows
and offer a stronger basis for understanding the ramifications of drug policy.
Starts: Jul 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM
Peace dialogues between the Colombian Government and the FARC and ELN guerrillas are the first step to end sixty years of internal armed conflict. Peace, however, is by no means guaranteed. Distrust and opposition to the dialogues, violence against community leaders and human rights defenders, and persistence of armed groups, are among the most alarming factors threatening the development of the dialogues and future implementation of the agreements. Given this, it is necessary to envisage post-conflict challenges from a territorial perspective, recognising the different effects that the conflict has had in each territory, and encouraging the active involvement of local inhabitants in peace building.
Starts: Jul 7, 2016 6:00:00 PM