Georgetown University has recently named former president Alvaro Uribe from Colombia to teach at its School of Foreign Service in the coming year. While common for Georgetown to have former dignitaries and leaders as professors former president Uribe is a unique case.
Alvaro Uribe, while president of Colombia, oversaw and implemented some of the worst human rights violations in the hemisphere. From spying on his own Supreme Court to displacing small farmers off of their land Uribe was a human rights disaster.
Does this sound like a “distinguished scholar” who can can teach future generations about “global leadership?”
Join School of the Americas Watch and Human Rights Watch in sending a letter to the President of Georgetown calling on Georgetown to consider the impact of human rights violators teaching the next generation.