RCMD Held a seminar on the Colombian war and relevant lessons learnt
The Regional Center for Mediation and Dialogue held a seminar on May 2nd, 2017; with the title, "Colombian War, the origin, the development and lessons learnt for the Arabic conflicts".
The seminar has been organized in partnership with 'Dal' Center that is affiliated with "Believers without Borders" organization; and witnessed the attendance of Dr.Shaimaa Hattab, lecturer of political science at Cairo University, and Ms. Amal Mokhtar, expert at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.
The session was moderated by Dr. Ahmed Hamdon, assistant lecturer of political science at Cairo University.
Dr. Hatab crystallized her talk through five themes: analysis of the conflict origin, its main causes, map of actors, their interest; and lessons learnt from the war.
Dr. Moktar on the other hand addressed important details in the peace treaty the Colombian government reached with Farc movement at the end of 2016; and lessons learnt that could be applicable for current Arabic conflicts in Syria, Libya, and Yemen; among other conflicts.
She started her speech by asserting the impossibility of complete projection of lessons learnt from the Colombian war and the peace treaty on the Arab region; due to the difference in the context of the two models.
She explained that what can be useful in this regards however, are necessary conditions to be present for any trial to put an end to a national conflict.
The seminar witnessed interactive discussion between the speakers and the attendees who posed diversity of questions asking about how the war developed and ended; as well as how to make use of this experience to terminate the Arabic conflicts.