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This was the program of the Colombia in Context Conference, held Friday, March 2, 2001 at The Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley, CA.

Panel I  |  Panel II

Panel I, Historical Background, 9:00am - 12:00 pm

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Harley Shaiken
Professor and Director
Center for Latin American Studies
University of California at Berkeley
Background/Areas of Interest:
Changes in work, technology and global production, labor standards and trade.

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Jim Robinson
Professor of Political Science
University of California at Berkeley
Comparative politics, economic and political change, democratization and political revolution.

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Introductory Lecture
Catherine LeGrand
Associate Professor, History
McGill University, Montreal
Agrarian history, peasant movements and agrarian reform in Colombia, local responses to foreign investment in agriculture.

9:45 am - 10:05 am
Armed Conflict
Ana María Bejarano
Political Scientist, Visiting Scholar
Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Universidad de Los Andes, Director of Center for Socio-Legal Studies.

10:05 am - 10:25 am
U.S. - Colombian Narcodiplomacy
Juan Tokatlián
Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina
Senior Researcher IEPRI*. Co-founder and director of Centro de Estudios Internacionales at Universidad de los Andes. Topics: Colombian foreign policy, drug trafficking.

10:25 am - 10:45 am
Roberto Steiner
Director of CEDE, Universidad de los Andes
Director of Research Department of Colombia's Central Bank, Sub-Director Fedesarrollo, Consultant World Bank, IMF, IADB and ECLAC. Professor Uniandes.

10:45 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Panel II, Current Conflict and Policy, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Moderator Manuel Castells
Professor of Sociology and City and Regional Planning
University of California at Berkeley
Background/Areas of Interest:
Information technology and social change in U.S., Western Europe, Russia, the Asian Pacific, and Latin America.

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Peace Process
Eduardo Pizarro
Visiting Fellow
Kellogg Institute for International Studies
University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Political scientist, Co founder and ex-Director of IEPRI*, Colombia, Visiting Professor at Columbia University.

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Human Rights
Andrew Miller
Acting Advocacy Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
Amnesty International
Human rights observer with Peace Brigades International. Worked with displaced communities in Colombia.

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Plan Colombia
Mauricio Cárdenas
Consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank
Former Director of National Planning Department,
Minister of Transportation, Minister of Development, Director of Fedesarrollo.

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
U.S. Foreign Policy
Bruce Bagley
Professor of International and Comparative Studies
University of Miami
Ass. Professor of Latin American Studies at SAIS, Director of Andean republics course at U.S. Department of State.

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Coffee Break

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Panel Questions

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Open Questions