Reconciliation Processes in Post-Conflict Societies: Colombia and beyond

Hosted by the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Online public event


Professor Lord Alderdice

Professor Lord Alderdice

Dr Fabio Idrobo

Dr Fabio Idrobo

Professor Nicola Lacey

Professor Nicola Lacey

Federico Rodriguez

Federico Rodriguez


Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch

Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch

Despite advances in the Colombian 2016 Peace Accords, central challenges remain, particularly in territories of the country heavily hit by violence. This online event will look at the context of peace, justice, forgiveness and reconciliation processes in Colombia and beyond, by sharing international experiences from other post-conflict societies.

Meet our speakers and chair

As Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, Lord Alderdice played a key part in negotiating the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. He was Chairman of the Liberal Democrat Party in the House of Lords, and Consultant Psychiatrist at The Queen’s University of Belfast. He is Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Harris Manchester College (Oxford), Chairman of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building (Belfast) and Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland.

Fabio Idrobo is a research associate in the Population Health Division at Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá (Bogotá, Colombia) and Adjunct faculty member at Boston University (USA). His research centres on the implementation of mental health programmes for vulnerable populations and victims of the Colombian armed conflict. He currently works on projects funded by the UKRI-Minciencias call to generate knowledge that will foster a sustainable peace in Colombia and other post-conflict countries.

Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy. From 1998 to 2010 she held a Chair in Criminal Law and Legal Theory at LSE; she returned to LSE in 2013 after spending three years as Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, and Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory at the University of Oxford. She has held a number of visiting appointments, most recently at Harvard Law School.  

Federico Rodríguez is the Mexican President of Fundación para la Reconciliación, a third sector international organisation which runs the programme "Schools of Forgiveness and Reconciliation" (ES.PE.RE), first established in Colombia.

Sandra Jovchelovitch is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE.

More about this event

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This event will be in English however interpretation will be provided to enable Spanish speakers to watch.

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