Center for Global Studies


El Salvador Today

20 Years After the Peace

A celebration and discussion of the legacy of the Salvadoran Peace Accords

February 28, 2012 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Johnson Center Cinema
Fairfax Campus


Keynote Speaker

His Excellency Francisco Altschul, Ambassador of El Salvador to the United States

Panel Discussion

Terry Lynn Karl - Gildred Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at
Stanford University.

Geoff Thale - Program Director at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).

Noah Bullock - Executive Director of Foundation Cristosal, El Salvador.

Reception to follow


On January 19, 1992, the government of El Salvador signed a UN-brokered peace agreement with the Farabundo Marti Movement for National Liberation (FMLN), ending a bloody 12-year civil war. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signing of peace accords—considered a model of conflict resolution around the world—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 progress and challenges in El Salvador today.

This event presented with support from the Center for Global Studies, the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and Global Interdisciplinary Programs

For information on this event, contact LAS Director Professor Jo-Marie Burt:


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