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About Kristian Herbolzheimer

Kristian Herbolzheimer is Director of the Transitions to Peace Programme (Philippines and Colombia) at international peacebuilding organisation, Conciliation Resources. He holds a Masters in International Peacebuilding from the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame.


Kristian Herbolzheimer es director del Programa de Transiciones a la Paz d(Filipinas y Colombia) del Conciliation Resources, una organización internacional de contrucción de paz. Obtuvo un Master en International Peacebuilding por el Instituto Kroc, Universidad de Notre Dame. 

Articles by Kristian Herbolzheimer

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Nowhere to turn for the ELN in Colombia?

Last week peace talks with the country’s second largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN) were suspended after attacks by the group in the north of the country. Which way to turn? Español

El dilema del ELN en Colombia: ¿qué camino tomar?

La semana pasada, el gobierno colombiano anunció que suspendía las conversaciones de paz con el segundo grupo rebelde más importante del país, el Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN).¿Qué camino tomar? English

Pós-conflicto na Colômbia (16). O ator ausente

Para completar o cenário de construção da paz na Colômbia, é essencial levar a cabo um processo de negociação autónomo, que respeite a identidade política da “outra” guerrilha. Español English

Postconflicto en Colombia (16). El actor ausente

Para completar el escenario de construcción de la paz en Colombia, es esencial llevar a cabo un proceso de negociación autónomo, que respete la identidad política de la "otra" guerrilla. Português English

Postconflict in Colombia (16). The missing actor

For the peace-building scenario in Colombia to be complete, an autonomous, meaningful negotiation process, with full respect for the political identity of the “other” guerrilla force, is crucial. Português Español

Colombia: what's needed to get beyond violence

Forty-five years of violence have left a country with deep wounds, terrible mistrust and a certain cultural acceptance for breaking the rules of coexistence. The new peace negotiations, which will include "terrorists" go in the right direction but won't be enough

Indigenous people 'provoke' peace in Colombia

Standing between the government, FARC and international mining companies are the indigenous people of Cauca: unarmed, but capable of reducing a sergeant to tears.

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