Monica Hirst 2019

Brazil/Argentina, Ph.D., International Strategic Studies, Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2011, teaches in the MA in International Studies at Torcuato di Tella University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Latin American presence in the Colombian peace process

Sabina Frederic's Team

Executive Summary

Latin American involvement in regional peace missions shows a significant trajectory. This research project parts from the assumption that the Latin American participation in the Mechanism for Monitoring and Verification (MM&V) of the UN Political Mission in Colombia represents a new and relevant step in this trajectory.

Our research intends to highlight three aspects: i) the characteristics of the regional identity imbued in the MM&V; ii) The nexus between the Latin American presence and the approach on human rights within the MM&V; and, iii) the Latin American influence upon the MM&V’s line of conduct, with special interest on the question of gender. We are also interested in inquiring about the learning processes that took place among military and security forces that participated in the mission, seeking to identify the lessons learnt and analysing how they could inform the Latin American participation in future missions with similar characteristics.

During the first phase of our project, our team included the anthropologist Sabina Frederic*. This allowed us to develop an interdisciplinary approach that greatly benefited from Frederic's expertise with ethnographic research involving military and police forces.

Research Team

Monica Hirst -
PhD in Strategic Studies (Rio Grande do Sul Federal University, Brazil), teaches in the MA in International Studies at Torcuato di Tella University, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

PhD in International Studies (University of Birmingham, UK), Research Fellow at the International Relations Department in FLACSO/Argentina and Lecturer in International Security at Universidad Nacional de San Martín.

Sabina Frederic -
PhD in Social Anthropology (University of Utrech, The Netherlands), Professor at Quilmes National University, and Senior Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).

Monica Hirst’s CV

Bruno Dalponte’s CV

Sabina Frederic’s CV

The Foundation acknowledges that Monica Hirst and her team have successfully completed their project.