October 22, 2018
There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia
Join the Human Rights Program (HRP) for a book talk with the writer, activist, and lawyer, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno. As the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Maria is at the helm of the leading U.S. organization fighting to end the war on drugs domestically and beyond. Her new book is a narrative non-fiction account of the rise of paramilitaries in Colombia in the late 1990s. With close ties to the cocaine business, the paramilitaries carried out a violent expansion campaign committing atrocities against thousands of people. The story is told through the perspective of three characters—a fearless activist, a dogged journalist, and relentless investigators—whose lives intersect in the midst of this drug-fueled cycle of terror. Read a New York Times Q&A with the author here. This talk will be moderated by Emily Nagisa Keehn, Associate Director of the Academic Program at HRP.
This talk is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Policy Program, the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and the HLS Advocates for Human Rights. Copies of There Are No Dead Here will be sold at the event. Lunch will be served.