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A Conversation with Ernesto Lucena on Sports and Peacebuilding in Colombia

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Ernesto Lucena
Lawyer, athlete, and former Minister of Sports of Colombia, Ernesto Lucena.
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The Latin America Center at the Institute for Comparative and Regional Studies is pleased to present a timely and compelling conversation with the esteemed Ernesto Lucena. Mr. Lucena is a Colombian lawyer, politician, and athlete who most recently held the post of Minister of Sports of Colombia from 6 September 2019 until 14 July 2021.

As you cheer on your country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, be sure to listen to Latin America Center Director, Oliver Kaplan and Mr. Lucena as they discuss how the Colombian government is utilizing sports and recreation as a means to educate and reintegrate Colombian ex-combatants into society. Click the link below to learn how sport can be a crucial tool within the peacebuilding process.

Listen to the conversation here