BOSTON — The John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute at Suffolk University and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) will mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of El SalvadorÂ’s Peace Accords with a panel discussion assessing progress made since that time and the challenges El Salvador faces today.

The dialogue on «El Salvador Twenty Years after the Peace Accords: Salvadoran and U.S. Perspectives» will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 9.

Panelists include:

* Francisco Altschul, ambassador of El Salvador to the United States

* U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, (D-Mass)

* Patricia Montes, executive director of Centro Presente

Geoff Thale, program director of the Washington Office on Latin America, will serve as moderator.

The government of El Salvador signed a UN-brokered peace agreement with the Farabundo Martí Movement for National Liberation (FMLN), on Jan. 16, 1992, ending a 12-year civil war. International concern over widespread human rights abuses and U.S. congressional action to cut assistance to the Salvadoran Armed Forces, led by Congressman Joe Moakley, created favorable conditions that led to negotiations and peace.

The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 9, at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston

Suffolk University, located in historic downtown Boston, with an international campus in Madrid, is a comprehensive global institution distinguished by the teaching and the intellectual contributions of its faculty. Suffolk University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 90 areas of study. Its mission is to provide access to excellence in higher education to students of all ages and backgrounds, with strong emphasis on diversity.
The John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute at Suffolk University was established by Suffolk University in 2001 upon Congressman Moakley’s gift of his papers. It is dedicated to the preservation, study, interpretation and celebration of the late congressman’s legacy of service and political and public policy leadership.


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