This workshop took place in Bogota on October 18-19 under the joint auspices of the Colombian Vice Presidency and the Center for the Study of Civil War (CSCW). The workshop brought together two topics that are usually studied separately.

The Centres contribution comes from the working groups Microfoundations of Civil War and Civil Peace.

A second workshop was also held, back to back with this one, October 20-22 on "Negotiation, Discussion and Agreements". It was organized jointly by the former Mayor of Bogota , Antanas Mockus, and Jon Elster. This even included a public address by Stephen Holmes on Security and Civil Liberties.