• Y gracías aún más a Chile…

  • La historia nos enseña……Hoy Chile

    JUEVES 17 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2015“La historia nos enseña que la maldad de unos es sólo posible por la indiferencia de otros” » El Ciudadano | Noticias que Importan

    La escritora y antropóloga médica norteamericana, Kimberly Theidon, visitó Chile esta semana invitada por el Centro de Estudios Interculturales e Indígenas para participar en el seminario “Memoria, Conflicto y Coexistencia”. Theidon es investigadora sobre violencia política, reconciliación y políticas reparatorias de postguerra, experta en el contexto latinoamericano. Entre su obra, destaca Entre Prójimos: El conflicto …





  • Dutiful Daughter? I think not.




  • WBUR/NPR interview with journalist Fred Thys

    Thank you to my students and colleagues. It is time for faculty to step up and be our students’ best allies in making campuses safer and more equitable learning environments. And as long as students, faculty and staff are more frightened by the capacity of their universities to retaliate than they are of their assailants or harassers, then policy reforms are largely cosmetic, designed to placate donors and keep the Department of Education at bay.


    Meltdown Pension Woes

  • United States Institute of Peace, Colombia Forum, September 30th

    Historical Memory and Transitional Justice in Colombia



    Historical Memory and Transitional Justice in Colombia

    Forum Examines Key Report on Colombia’s War
    In the past year of peace talks, the Colombian government and the FARC have been negotiating how to address rights of the victims to truth, justice, reparations, and guarantees of non-repetition. The parties recently created a working group on transitional justice, and have made progress on these complex issues. The next event in USIP’s Colombia Peace Forum series, on September 30, will analyze the role of historical memory in relation to these transitional justice issues. This has been one of the most difficult areas of negotiations.

    Authors of Basta Ya! Colombia:  Memories of War and Dignity, produced by Colombia’s National Center for Historical Memory, will present their findings for the first time to a U.S. audience. Joined by academics and practitioners, they will examine lessons from this initiative that might contribute to the design and implementation of the national truth commission currently being crafted as part of the peace process in Havana.

    The event will be co-sponsored by the Washington Office on Latin America, the International Center for Transitional Justice and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The discussions will take place in English and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation in both languages. The event will be streamed live without interpretation; webcasts will be posted later in both languages.

    To participate via Twitter, use the hashtag #ColombiaPeaceForum.


    • Virginia M. Bouvier
      Senior Advisor on Latin America Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace
    • David Tolbert
      President, International Center for Transitional Justice
    • Juan Méndez
      Washington College of Law, American University, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
    • Kimberly Theidon
      Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies, Fletcher School, Tufts University
    • Cynthia Arnson
      Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    • Lisa Laplante
      Associate Professor of Law, New England Law, and Director, Center for International Law and Policy
    • Alejo Vargas
      Associate Professor, Universidad Nacional- Colombia
    • Adam Isacson 
      Senior Associate for Regional Security Policy, Washington Office on Latin America
    • Andrés Suárez
      Lead Researcher, National Center for Historical Memory
    • Martha Nubia Bello
      Lead Researcher, National Center for Historical Memory, and Director, National Museum of Memory, Center for Historical Memory
    • Anthony Wanis- St. John
      Associate Professor, American University
    • David Crocker
      Senior Research Scholar, University of Maryland- College Park
    • Elizabeth “Lili” Cole
      Senior Program Officer, Center for Applied Research on Conflict, U.S. Institute of Peace

  • Colombia Peace Forum: Paths to Reintegration


    Peace negotiators seeking to end Colombia’s five-decade-long conflict are beginning to tackle the final issues, including how to reintegrate former insurgents into civilian life. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace on Jan. 29 in a discussion of this vexing question with experts including a former negotiator at the peace talks in Havana.

    Photo Credit: The Real Estreya/Flickr

    As the parties in the talks prepare for their 32nd round of negotiations in early February, the key remaining issues to be resolved focus on establishing processes that ensure victims of the war will be able to secure their rights to truth, justice, reparations, and guarantees that violations won’t be repeated. Another challenge regards negotiating how former combatants and their associates will make the transition back to civilian life, a process known as demobilization, disarmament, and reintegration (DDR).

    Two panels at this Colombia Peace Forum on Paths to Reintegration will analyze the successes and pitfalls of DDR processes from around the world, lessons from Colombia’s past reintegration efforts, and policy recommendations in a new report from the International Crisis Group (Read the report).

    The program will feature:

    • Virginia M. Bouvier
      Senior Advisor for Latin American Programs, United States Institute of Peace
    • Alejandro Eder
      Former High Commissioner for Reintegration
      Former Alternative Plenipotentiary at the Havana Peace Talks
    • Mark Schneider
      Senior Vice President and Special Adviser on Latin America, International Crisis Group
    • Susan Reichle (Invited)
      Counselor, U.S. Agency for International Development
      Former Head of Mission, USAID in Colombia
    • Daniel Millares (TBD)
      Mission to Support the Peace Process, Organization of American States
    • Kimberly Theidon
      Senior Fellow, Latin America Program,  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    • Adam Isacson
      Senior Associate for Regional Security Policy, Washington Office on Latin America
    • Julie Werbel
      Senior Security Sector Reform Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development

    Video of the event:


  • Sexual Violence in War and Peace, United States Institute of Peace

    Pleased to participate in a discussion with my colleagues Kathleen Kuehnast, Jelke Boesten and Tani Adams, and to present a chapter from my book manuscript, Sex at the Security Council: A Greater Measure of Justice.

  • Public Opinion and the Peace Process in Colombia

    Woodrow Wilson Center, Latin American Studies Program, May 4, 2015.   http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/PublicOpinionColombia

  • Incarnations of Violence, Duke University, Human Rights Center


  • Interview, Boston Globe