LEWISBURG, Pa -- Janelle Nodhturft, a 2007 Bucknell University graduate, will present a talk on the Colombian civil war titled, "A Witness for Peace," at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, in the Elaine Langone Center Forum.

The talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception for continued informal discussion.

Nodhturft, who is currently working on a master's degree at American University in Washington, D.C., recently returned from a January visit of several Colombian communities that have been directly affected by the ongoing civil war in the South American country.

Civil conflict
"I'll focus on the background of the civil conflict in Colombia, including the role of guerilla and paramilitary groups, the Colombian government, and U.S. foreign policy in the region," said Nodhturft. "The combined impact of all this is substantial on Colombia's citizens."

The Bucknell graduate will also talk about the international community's response, how non-governmental organizations are working in Colombia, and what is happening in Washington in terms of policy and law toward Colombia.The talk is sponsored by the Global Residential College and the International Relations and Latin American Studies programs.

For additional information, contact Stephen Stamos, professor of international relations, at 570-577-1540 or 570-577-3445.

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Feb. 22, 2008

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