Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Armando Calderón Sol, former president of El Salvador, and others will be among the speakers at “From War to Politics: An International Conference on El Salvador’s Peace Process,” April 1 and April 2.
Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Armando Calderón Sol, former president of El Salvador, and others will be among the speakers at “From War to Politics: An International Conference on El Salvador’s Peace Process,” April 1 and April 2, at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South, first-floor auditorium).
Other speakers include: Jorge Castañeda, former Foreign Minister of Mexico; Ambassador Rubén I. Zamora, permanent representative of El Salvador to the United Nations; Bernard Aronson, former US Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs; and Álvaro de Soto, former UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs.
“From War to Politics” commences with a keynote address by de Soto at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (420 West 118th Street, 15th Floor) on March 31 at 6:30 p.m.
The conference brings together major participants in the peace process that ended El Salvador’s 13-year civil war (1979-1992). The peace process itself was considered a remarkable achievement that ended an intractable conflict, enabling El Salvador to transition to peaceful civilian rule. By bringing together over a dozen of the most crucial participants and scholars, “From War to Politics” aims to reflect on the circumstances that brought the peace process international acclaim and have served as a model for the current Colombian peace talks.
The conference, co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Department of History and Columbia University’s Institute of Latin American Studies, is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required; for more information, please call 212.998.8686.
Sessions will be in English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation in both languages.
Reporters wishing to attend must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo ID required for entry. Space limited to availability.