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November 9, 2005

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Tommie Sue Montgomery Abrahams presents Lessons from El Salvador: Peacekeeping and Peacemaking-Nov. 11

SACKVILLE, NB — Renowned international scholar, Dr. Tommie Sue Montgomery Abrahams will be a guest lecturer at Mount Allison University on Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Owens Art Gallery. Her talk is entitled, "Lessons from El Salvador: Peacekeeping and Peacemaking" and is being organized by Mount Allison’s international relations program. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no admission charge.

Tommie Sue Montgomery Abrahams was a Fulbright Professor at the Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" in 2004 and a visiting professor in the political studies department at Trent University. In 1993 she was awarded a North-South grant to study the UN Observer Mission in El Salvador and did field research there for eight months. In 1995, Dr. Montgomery developed a collaborative project, "Multilateral Approaches to Peacemaking and Democratization in the Hemisphere," involving over two dozen scholars and practitioners.

Dr. Montgomery has lectured at more than 60 colleges and universities in the US, Canada, El Salvador, and Argentina, as well as at research institutions in Russia and Cuba. In recent years she has served as a consultant to the US Agency for International Development, the UN Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL), the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

She is also an accomplished author, with several articles in academic and non-academic periodicals in Spanish and English to her credit. Her first book, Revolution in El Salvador: Origins and Evolution, was published by Westview Press in 1982 with a second revised edition in 1994. She has written for the Miami Herald, New York Times, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and La Opinión (Los Angeles).

Dr. Montgomery received a BA in history from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, an MA in political science from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in politics from New York University. She currently lives in Lindsey, Ontario.


For further information please contact Dr. Tom Legler, Mount Allison University, tel: 364-2211 (



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