Colombian ambassador to deliver Emory Law's inaugural Global Leaders Lecture

Oct. 5, 2016


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Emory Law welcomes Juan Carlos Pinzón, ambassador of Colombia 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 on Oct. 13 at 12:30 p.m.

Pinzón, who previously served as minister of defense of Colombia for nearly four years, will discuss “Colombia’s Historic Moment” as part of the new lecture series.

“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," says Laurie Blank, director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic. "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 will bring together 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. The inaugural lecture is being presented in collaboration with The Carter Center.

RSVP is not required, but is encouraged for planning purposes.