Field-study: Peacebuilding in Colombia

Apply now!  Field-study:  Peacebuilding in Colombia

Considerations for how to transition from violence to peace, to “repair” communities, and “rebuild” trust have become the focus for entire communities, countries and regions.

In order to engage these questions, we will spend 10 days on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia visiting with community members, activists, NGOs, students, youth, ex-combatants, regional state actors, police and military representatives and hear how they are responding to the call for peace.  This year for the first time, we will have the opportunity to speak with demobilized FARC members.  The field component will be hosted by a grassroots organization, which has been working in the region for 15 years and is a critical and integral presence for peacebuilding initiatives on a local, regional, national and international level.

The program is organized and taught by Dr. Alison Castel, faculty of Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Colorado, Boulder and graduate of George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, where the program is being run. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students from any institution are welcome to apply and are eligible for 3 credits credits through George Mason.  Please visit for more information.  If you have questions, you may contact Alison at  

Colombia Summer 2017 | The School for Conflict Analysis ...

Colombia's armed conflict is one of the longest running conflicts in the world. For more than sixty years, countless confrontations between guerillas, paramilitaries ...


Alison R. Castel, Ph.D

Faculty, Core Instructor

Peace and Conflict Studies Program

International Affairs Program

University of Colorado- Boulder