Land reform key to ending 50-year old conflict in Colombia

Date: 
12 Oct 2012
Negotiations between the government of Colombia and the largest insurgent group in the country, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, began in Oslo on Oct. 17. In a New York Times piece co-authored by Michael Albertus, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago and a 2011-2012 post-doctoral fellow at CDDRL, the authors argue that land reform is central to ending the 50-year conflict and bringing peace to the country.