The Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) hosted a reception for the LSE Alumni Association in Colombia on December 14th, 2016. The event was attended by over 60 alumni at the Residence of the British Embassy and was jointly opened by Her Majesty’s Ambassador Peter Tibber and Professor Gareth A Jones, Centre Director.
Left to right: Centre Director Professor Gareth A Jones, Her Majesty's Ambassador to Colombia Peter Tibber, The High Commissioner for Peace Sergio Jaramillo, and Beatriz Lorenzo, Director of Latin American relations, LSE Enterprise
The reception followed the launch of the LSE-Universidad de los Andes Observatory on the Colombia Peace Process. The Observatory’s first conference brought together LSE faculty, Kirsten Ainley, Jean-Paul Faguet, Alvaro Mendez and Francisco Panizza, plus 70 participants from universities, civil society, development agencies and the private sector, as well as The High Commissioner for Peace and representatives of the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.
Professor Gareth A Jones said ‘'the reception was a great occasion for LSE to show its commitment to strengthening ties with Colombia and we look forward to further collaborations in the near future’'.