February 19th, 2015 · The New School · New York

Observatory on Latin America (OLA), The New School,
Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) the Latin American Development Bank
Invite you to:

Public Sector and Academia Series 


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Colombia Dialogues brings together current or former public officials with leading roles in shaping the social or development of the country, and highly committed scholars nationally or internationally recognized. The event will have three panels: Colombia’s Global Agenda, Urban Inequality: Historical perspective and management prospects, and Towards Territorial Peace: Drug policy, displacement, and rural development.
OLA is pleased to announce its partnership with CAF (Corporación Andina de Fomento) initiating the Public Sector and Academia Dialogue Series at The New School. CAF is the only development bank owned by Latin American countries, and its share in the development multilateral finance has been growing at a remarkable pace over its last 40 years..



Welcoming Remarks, Introducing the CAF-OLA Country Seminars:
10:00 – 10:30 am

Mary R. Watson, Executive Dean, New School for Public Engagement
Christian Asinelli, Director of Institutional Development, CAF
Michael Cohen, Director Observatory on Latin American, The New School 

Panel 1: Colombia’s Global Agenda
10:30am – 11:30am

María Emma Mejía, Colombian Ambassador to the United Nations
María Isabel Nieto, Colombian General Consul in New York

Sakiko Fukuda, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School

Panel 2: Urban Inequality: Historical Perspective and Management Prospects
11:30 am – 1:30pm

Fabio Giraldo, Urban economist, Former UN Habitat Director in Colombia and Housing Vice Minister
María Mercedes Maldonado, Urban planning expert advisor, Former Bogotá Mayor, Bogotá’s Habitat Secretary, Bogotá mayoral candidate 2016
Germán Mejía, Dean of Social Sciences, Javeriana University, Urban Historian focused in Latin America

Robert Buckley, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School

Lunch Break
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Panel 3: Towards Territorial Peace: Drug Policy, Displacement, and Rural Development
2:30pm – 4:30pm

Catalina Díaz, Director Transitional Justice, Ministry of Justice of Colombia
Juan Manuel Galán, Colombian Senator since 2006, active advocate of drug liberalization policies
Yamile Salinas Abdalá, Academic Advisor for Indepaz

José Antonio Ocampo, School of International and Public Affairs and Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

Closing Remarks
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Michael Cohen, Director Observatory on Latin American, The New School
Christian Asinelli, Director of Institutional Development, CAF



Thursday, February 19th, 2015 · 2:00 – 5:00pm
The Orozco Room / The New School
66 West 12th Street, 7th Floor (room 712)
New York, NY
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The event is, free and open to the public; simultaneous translation will be available
Seating is limited, reservations are required
RSVP by February 17th to colombiadialogues.eventbrite.com


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This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION


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