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20th Anniversary of El Salvador’s Peace Accords

Conference with the First Lady of El Salvador, Vanda Pignato, on the 20th anniversary of the signing of the peace accords, the implications for transnational development and voting abroad.

Monday, January 30, 2012
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
UCLA Faculty Center
California Room
480 Charles E. Young Drive East

Conference Schedule

9:00 - 11:45 a.m

From Peace Accords to Voting Abroad


Dr. Cindy Fan, Interim Vice Provost for International Studies & Director of the International Institute
Raul Hinojosa Ojeda, Director UCLA NAID Center
Werner Marroquín, Representative to the Central American Parliament

Invited Speakers

Delegation of the Government of El Salvador

Juan José García, Vice Minister for Salvadorans Abroad
Miguel Ahues Karra, Legislative Assembly Member          
Margarita Escobar, Legislative Assembly Member 
Karina Sosa, Legislative Assembly Member

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


UCLA student ambassadors will be available to direct guests to restaurants on campus 

1:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Current & Future Agendas for Transnational Economies and Social Inclusion

Invited Speakers

Vanda Pignato, First Lady of El Salvador & Secretary of Social Inclusion
Raúl Hinojosa, UCLA NAID Center         
William Pleitez, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) - El Salvador
David Barahona, Mayor of Jiquilisco, El Salvador
Mitchell Ferguson, Economic Counselor, US Embassy, San Salvador, El Salvador

Exhibition of the Achievements of the Program on Human Development & Migrations
Organized by Miguel Huezo Mixco, UNDP El Salvador


Cost : Free and open to the public

Dr. Paule Cruz Takash(310) 849-4092


Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Cesar E. Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLA North American Integration and Development Center (NAID Center), Salvadoran University Student Union (USEU), Salvadoran American National Association (SANA), Salvadoran American Leadership & Education Fund (SALEF), El Rescate, Clinica Romero, CARECEN, CISPES, Consulate General of El Salvador-Los Angeles, Ed P. Reyes, Los Angeles City Council President Pro Tempore

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