News & Events

IBIS Roundtable

Pathways to Peace: Lessons Learned from Northern Ireland for the Current Colombian Peace Process

Tuesday, 5th March 2013
Irish Aid Centre, 31 O'Connell Street Upper, Dublin

A joint event organized in conjunction with the UCD Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS), The Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) and UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe)


This open roundtable discussion examined the ongoing Colombian peace process in light of Northern Irish experiences of conflict and peace-building. It explored the lessons to be learned and experiences shared from both in order to ensure a lasting, sustainable and inclusive peace.

The following participants took part in the roundtable discussion: 

  • Mr. Mauricio Rodríguez-Múnera (Colombian Ambassador to Ireland)
  • Ms. Angela Cerón (Iniciativas de Mujeres Colombianas por la Paz)
  • Ms. Beatriz Quintero (Red Nacional de Mujeres)
  • Ms. Gloria Amparo Suarez (Organización Femenina Popular)
  • Ms. Marisol Avendano (Familias Solidarias, FASOL)
  • Ms. Bronagh Hinds (Director of DemocraShe, Chair of IBIS and founding member of Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition party)
  • Mr. Niall Burgess (Director General, Anglo-Irish Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  • Ms. Valeria Llano-Arias (LASC  board member)  


This project is funded by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Conflict Resolution Unit and UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe)