Colombia and the Road to Lasting Peace
Dec 12, 2016
Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, will deliver an Up to the Minute Lecture about the ongoing Colombian peace process. Amb. Pinzón has been Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States since Aug. 3, 2015. He previously served for nearly four years as Colombia’s minister of defense, where he led the nation’s police and military forces in dealing severe blows to the illegal and terrorist armed groups operating in the territory. His tenure was characterized by the development of a new strategic concept that linked a decisive offensive against terrorism and criminality with a new effort to improve the equipment, training and welfare of the men and women in uniform and their families. Additionally, he put in place a transformation plan for the Colombian Armed Forces through 2030.