The event with H.E. Juan Manuel Santos will be postponed to a new date in the near future.
Lecture and discussion in English.
Juan Manuel Santos
Former President of Colombia, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Colombia: Peace, also with nature
Former president of Colombia, H.E. Juan Manuel Santos, will take us through the journey that ended decades of internal armed conflict in Colombia while exploring the marvels of this megadiverse country. During his intervention, he will make parallels between the strives for peace between compatriots and the need to make peace with nature. Understanding and protecting these two reconciliations constitute the pillars of wellbeing for current and future generations.
His Excellency Juan Manuel Santos, born in 1951, on the WCS Board of Trustees since October 2018. After a period in the Navy, he studied economics, worked as a journalist and editor and was elected President of Colombia in 2010 after holding various ministerial posts. He initiated peace negotiations with the FARC guerrillas and was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for this. A champion for protecting the biodiversity of Colombia, he also doubled the area protected for conservation during his term of office.