The FARC’s First March and the Making of Contemporary Colombia
September 20, 2017 · 12:00 pm—1:20 pm · 216 Aaron Burr
Robert Karl, Princeton University
Program in Latin American Studies
The opening weeks of 2017 provided dramatic images of what commentators around the world term “the FARC’s final march:” the historic demobilization of Latin America’s oldest insurgent force, which has long been viewed as a Marxist revolutionary group dedicated to the seizure of political power.
This talk explores the origins of those established narratives, in the context of the FARC’s first march in the mid-1960s – how certain ideas about violence came to configure our understanding of recent Colombian history.