On January 19th 1992, at Chapultapec Castle in Mexico City, the government of El Salvador signed a UN-brokered peace agreement with the Farabundo Marti Movement for National Liberation (FMLN), bringing an end to a bloody 12-year civil war in which over 60,000 Salvadorans lost their lives. The Salvadoran peace process is held up as a model of conflict resolution around the world, and was crucial to consolidating democracy in this Central American nation.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signing of peace accords, the Latin American Studies Program at George Mason University has convened a panel of experts to discuss the legacy of this historic moment and assess current progress and challenges in El Salvador today. The event features a keynote speech by the current Ambassador from El Salvador to the United States.
In addition, an expert panel consisting of scholars Terry Lynn Karl (Stanford University), Geoff Thale (Washington Office on Latin America WOLA), and others will discuss the historical significance of the 1992 Peace Accords along with the challenges to peace faced by El Salvador today. A reception will follow. Please join us for this exciting and important event!
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February 08, 2012