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Alvaro de Soto



Spring 2015:
  • Issues in contemporary conflict resolution
Spring 2016:
  • Issues in contemporary conflict resolution
Spring 2017:
  • Issues in contemporary conflict resolution
PSIA Programs: Master in International Security, Master in International Public Management, Concentration in Diplomacy


Alvaro de Soto, a Peruvian diplomat, held senior positions under three Secretaries-General during a 25-year career at the United Nations. Among other missions, he conducted the 1990-1991 negotiations that led to the comprehensive peace accords which ended the war in El Salvador and the 1999-2004 negotiations on the Cyprus problem which concluded with parallel referendums on the “Annan plan” for a settlement. He was the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar (1995-1999) and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Western Sahara (2003-2005). His last UN mission, from 2005 to 2007, was as the chief UN envoy for the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute in New York, an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and a member of the Global Leadership Foundation.




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