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Colombian Ambassador Heads Emory Law's Inaugural Global Leaders Lecture
By Emory University School of Law | Emory Law | October 3, 2016

Ambassador of Colombia :
H.E. Juan Carlos Pinzón

Emory Law welcomes Ambassador of Colombia H.E. Juan Carlos Pinzón, ambassador to the United States, as the speaker for its inaugural Global Leaders Lecture. The event, hosted by the International Humanitarian Law Clinic, will be held in Hunter Atrium in Gambrell Hall, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, on October 13 at 12:30 p.m.

Ambassador Pinzón, who previously served as Minister of Defense of Colombia for nearly four years, will speak on “Colombia’s Historic Moment” as part of the new lecture series. Professor Laurie Blank, director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic, said of the talk, “We are extraordinarily fortunate to have Ambassador Pinzón deliver the inaugural Global Leaders Lecture at Emory University School of Law at the very moment that Colombia is poised at a remarkable turning point in its history, moving towards peace and the consolidation of justice and the rule of law after more than 50 years of civil war.  This is an unparalleled chance for our students, faculty and the broader Emory community to hear about how the very issues we teach and discuss in the classroom are being grappled with and implemented on the ground in real time."

The Global Leaders Lecture Series brings national and international leaders from multiple sectors—government, military, policy, international organizations, and advocacy and civil society—to Emory to discuss cutting-edge issues of national and international security with Emory students, faculty and the broader Emory community. The inaugural lecture is being presented in collaboration with The Carter Center.

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