All are welcome to attend our free event organised by the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P), for catering purposes please register by Monday 20 May 2019.

About the lecture

The University of Queensland's Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect invites you to a presentation by Mauricio Artiñano and members of the Rafting for Peace initiative. The presentation will be followed by a Colombian Cafe' roundtable discussion. This is an opportunity for participants to learn about reincorporation, reconciliation, and everyday peace building through an intercultural dialogue exchange facilitated by Rotary Peace Fellow Michelle Helman.

About the presenters

Members of the Rafting for Peace initiative

Mauricio Artiñano is currently the Special Assistant to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Colombia.  He has served in Colombia with the United Nations for over three years. Prior to that, he served with the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia and the UN Mission in South Sudan.

Members of the Rafting for Peace initiative are:  Mr Edgar Portela Calderon, Ms Leidy Lorena Leiva Pastrana, Mr Jose David Gamboa, Mr Frellin Alberto Norena Ochoa, Mr Jhon Sebastian Rivas Narvaez, Mr Edison Gaviria Papamija, Mr Jimmy Berned Charry Perdomo, Mr Hermides Linares Montiel

Program and timings

10.15am: Registration

10.30-11.30am: Presentation

11.30-12.30pm: Colombian Cafe and roundtable                                                                         


Innes Room ( Building #21C), The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus 

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Building #21C, The University of Queensland, St Lucia.
Innes Room