Óscar Arias Sánchez: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Former President of Costa Rica: "The Struggle for Peace in the New Millennium"
Mills Godwin, Jr. Building - Auditorium
President's Lecture Series; Jacobson/Wallenberg Humanitarian Speaker
Oscar Arias Sánchez was born in Costa Rica in 1940, he studied law in the University of Costa Rica and then obtained his Ph.D in Political Sciences from the Essex University in England. He became the president of Costa Rica and was in office from 1986-1990. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring peace to the Central America region that at the time was going through devastating civil wars in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, he created the Arias Peace Plan that was presented to the five Central American countries and which was signed in Guatemala in August of 1987. Arias aspired for the presidency again in 2005, winning and running the country from 2006-2010.
Arias Sánchez, Óscar, "Óscar Arias Sánchez: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Former President of Costa Rica: "The Struggle for Peace in the New Millennium"" (2000). President's Lecture Series. 60.