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Gwen Burnyeat is a Wolfson scholar reading for a PhD in Anthropology at UCL researching the Colombian peace process. She was previously lecturer in Political Anthropology in the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where she also did a Masters in Anthropology as a Leverhulme Trust Study-Abroad Scholar. This was the basis for her forthcoming book 'Chocolate, Politics and Peace-building: an Ethnography of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia' (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) and the documentary 'Chocolate of Peace'. Before that she studied Literature at the Universities of Leeds and Cambridge. She has worked in Colombia for over six years, including with the International Centre for Transitional Justice and with Peace Brigades International.
Real efforts are being made to promote not just dialogue, but real conversation among all actors in Colombia's peace process, at local as much as at national level
Students at the Nacional University in Bogotá give a fascinating insight into life in Colombia
Peace negotiators in Havana have at last signed off the Agreement on Victims, a key part of the peace process and a great advance.
Paramilitaries, perhaps fearful of the peace negotations in Cuba, are issuing death threats to members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and neighbouring families
A debate rages within the student community at the Nacional University in Bogotá about whether or not political graffiti should be permitted.
Colombia's current peace process is at least attempting to involve the victims of war and violence and adopt a 'territorial' approach. But members of the Peace Community in Antioquia and Córdoba remain sceptical.

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