• Deliberation
  • Postconflict
  • Reconciliation



He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He received an MA in History, Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of North Carolina. His areas of academic interest are the deepening of democracy in contexts of conflict, and the role of ideology in the 21st century. Currently, he is a Faculty Professor and Researcher at El Rosario University (Bogota).

Contact: juan.ugarriza@urosario.edu.co

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Holds a PhD degree in International Affairs and Governance from the University of St.Gallen and a license in History from the University of Basel. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, financed by a prospective researcher fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation. He is working on various collaborative research projects under the title of "Fear, Distrust and Protection in Violent Societies". His main research interests focus on peacebuilding, especially processes of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, trust in conflict societies and urban violence.

Since 2009, he has taught courses about social science research methods at the Universidad Nacional and the University of Los Andes in Bogotá. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Uppsala and the University of Michigan. Also, he leads an initiative to connect the Colombian Agency for Reintegration of former combatants with scholars specialized in the field of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration. His award-winning doctoral dissertation was recently published in Colombia (La vida después de la desmovilización. Percepciones, emociones y estrategias de exparamilitares en Colombia)..

Contact: enzonussio@hotmail.com

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She is a professor and researcher at the School of Social Communication and Journalism, at Externado University (Bogota). Holds a Social Communication-Journalism degree from the Pontificia Bolivariana University of Medellin, and an M.A. in Journalism from the Catholic University of Chile. Currently, she is an International Fellow of the Kettering Foundation of Dayton, Ohio, (U.S.).

She has served as coordinator of the Research Group on Urban Communication at the Pontificia Bolivariana University in Medellin, and as academic coordinator of the Specialization in Urban Journalism at the same university. en la prensa, las rutinas periodísticas y la deliberación.

Contact: margarita.orozco@uexternado.edu.co

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With a Bachelor Degree in Law and Political Sciences by Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), she studied in 2012-2013 the Master in International Solidarity Action in Europe, focusing on Human Rights and Development Cooperation. Currently she is doing her internship period as assistant of this project.



He studied Political Science (with a minor in Philosophy) and Economics at Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia). His research areas are both modern and contemporary political philosophy and empirical research regarding democracy, social movements, conflict and violence in Colombia and Latin America.

He has worked as a research assistant for professors Enzo Nussio (PhD. St. Gallen University, Sweden) and Johanna Söderström (PhD. Uppsala University, Sweden). He is also part of the research group on Power, Subjectivity and Language from the Philosophy Department at Universidad de Los Andes.

Contact: usdinlmartinez@gmail.com



Political Science graduate with mayor in History, Government and Public Policy at university of “Los Andes”. Academic and professional interest in conflict resolution, peace processes, peace building, armed conflict in Colombia and transitional justice.

She has served as researcher assistant to Enzo Nussio, Post Doctoral Researcher of the St. Gallen University, and to Johanna Söderström, Doctoral Researcher at Uppsala University. She has been assistant teacher to Ivan Orozco’s “Transitional Justice and Memory” course, and to Laura Wills’ “Colombian Political Context” course. Currently she is working as an intern for the Analysis Unit of United Nations Safe and Security Department – UNDSS.

Contact: natalia.gutierrez91@gmail.com


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