Wilkes University


Thursday February 4th, Wilkes University will be Hosting Ambassador Ruben Zamora, Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations

Ruben Zamora, Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations will be our keynote speaker at Wilkes University on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m., Henry Student Center – Miller Room. He will speak about how El Salvador and the UN are addressing the problem of gang violence in the country as well as the issues that the Mission is working on at the UN at the moment.

Ruben I. Zamora is Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations for El Salvador. He obtained his Licenciatura en CienciasJuridicas (Law) from the University of El Salvador, and his M.A. in Political Science from Essex University, England. Prior to holding the position of Ambassador to the United Nations, he was head of the Political Science Department at the University of El Salvador, and Visiting Lecturer and Researcher at various universities, including San Carlos and Rafael Landivar (Guatemala), Stanford (USA), Wilson Center, Washington DC (USA), and Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Notre Dame (USA). Dr. Zamora is a Founder and Board Member of INTERPEACE (formerly WSP - International), Geneva, Switzerland, and President of the Salvadorian Institute for Democracy (ISPADE). He previously consulted for UNDP on programs in Guatemala, Panama, and Cyprus. He has held numerous political positions in El Salvador, including member of the Legislative Assembly, candidate to the Presidency of the Republic (1994 and 2000), Founder and Vice-President of the Democratic Revolutionary Front (FDR), Founder and General Secretary of the Social Christian Popular Movement, and, most recently, the United Democratic Center (CDU). He was formerly Ambassador of El Salvador to India.