Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 11AM (EST)

H.E. Jose María ARGUETA

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the Organization of American States

About H.R. Mr. Jose María ARGUETA

Ambassador Argueta currently serves as Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the Organization of American States (OAS). Until January 2014 he served as Secretary of Strategic Intelligence under President Perez Molina’s first two years in office. He has also served his country as ambassador to Peru and Japan; and previously as the first civilian National Security Advisor under President Ramiro de Leon Carpio, where he authored and implemented the “Crisis Committee” an entity designed to institutionalize the Presidential Decision Making Process.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s he coauthored and implemented the widely recognized ESTNA Methodology, a conflict resolution method that was instrumental in the peace processes of Guatemala and El Salvador. While serving as ambassador to Japan, he authored the Central America-Japan Initiative, which resulted in the August 2005 “Tokyo Declaration”. He has served as a consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank, Harvard University’s Center for Conflict Resolution, and to the National Endowment of Democracy. He sits on the International Advisory Board of  “Beyond Conflict”, an entity dedicated to assisting leaders in divided societies struggling with conflict; and has served as an Scholar/Practitioner in Residence at Tufts University Institute for Global Leadership (IGL).

Ambassador Argueta has authored “The Enlightened Dissent Methodology” (A leadership methodology for peace building) and is featured in the book “Beyond Conflict” (Putting experience to work for Peace) he has written extensively on the root causes of social conflict.

About this Roundtable

TopicAt the end of December, the next edition of the GFDD Global Roundtables will host H.R. Ambassador Jose María ARGUETA, Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the OAS. The session will focus on the issue of child migration at the border of the United States, looking particularly at the economic and security situations in countries such as Guatemala to understand what possible solutions are available to remedy this growing issue. Ambassador Argueta will also comment on the recent outcomes of the OAS’s 46th forty-sixth special session of the General Assembly of the OAS, which was held in Guatemala City, Guatemala on September 19, 2014.

LocationGFDD, 1629 K St. NW Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20006
Time: 11:00 AM (EST)
Date: Friday, December 19th, 2014

Your Participation is welcome! Session is closed.