Oscar Arias

Former President of Costa Rica & Peace Nobel Laureate

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

Travels From: Costa Rica

Oscar Arias is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Oscar Arias

    Former President of Costa Rica & Peace Nobel Laureate

    Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

    Travels From: Costa Rica

    Oscar Arias is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Oscar Arias Speaker Biography

    Oscar Arias, two-time President of Costa Rica and 1987 Nobel Peace laureate, holds international stature as a spokesperson for the developing world. Championing such issues as human development, democracy, and demilitarization, he has traveled the globe spreading a message of peace and applying the lessons garnered from the Central American Peace Process to topics of current global debate. The New York Times reported that Oscar Arias’s “positions on Central American issues have become the standards by which many people in Congress and elsewhere have come to judge United States policy.” In a similar way, he has come to take a leading position in international forums and discourse.

    As president, Dr. Arias drafted the Arias Peace Plan, which was signed by five Central American presidents on August 7, 1987, and established peace in the region. That same year, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and used the monetary award to establish the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, which promoted equal opportunities for women in all sectors of Central American society, fostered change-oriented philanthropy in Latin America, and worked for demilitarization and conflict resolution in the developing world.

    Dr. Arias was a visible president, frequently venturing out in public on his own to listen to the concerns of the citizenry. He remains “a man of the people” today and carries a sincere message of solidarity and partnership, to counter the growing threats faced by all nations today and to initiate an era of peace and prosperity for all humankind.

    Oscar Arias Keynote Topics

    In a hostile environment where peace and justice do not reign, no country in the world can prosper successfully. In this keynote speech, Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, will speak about the importance of peace and justice, emphasizing the difficulty of obtaining them and how easy it is to lose them. He will talk about how he managed to get seven 1987 Central American presidents to sign the Arias Peace Plan, managing to establish peace in the region - something that seemed impossible at the time - and that earned him the Nobel Prize. We will also talk about the main dangers of fighting for these two essential freedoms and how we can help others achieve them.

    Will poverty in the world ever end? Can we stop climate change? Will we stop terrorism and ethnic conflicts? These are all issues and conflicts that still exist today and on which politicians and leaders of every nation very often discuss but on which no solution has yet been found. To solve it, you need leaders who care about the world and not only for themselves and who are able to navigate the complexity of our challenges. Ultimately, politicians who develop moral leadership. In this keynote speech, Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica and one of the first leaders ever to apply moral leadership, will talk about what is necessary to apply it as successfully as he did, achieving the first peace period ever in Central America.

    Without security there is no human development. A truth as simple as that has never been so difficult to achieve. In this keynote speech, Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will explain the importance of security for human development to grow anywhere on the planet. Thanks to all his international experience, Arias can give a unique vision of the best policies and most effective actions to ensure that security is increased in a region, to promote successful human development.

    Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will talk in this keynote speech about what in his opinion should be the priorities and ethics that should set the roadmap for policies and leaders in the 21st century. Oscar's views have come to be highly appreciated by leaders around the world and have even taken leadership positions in international forums and speeches. This is due to their great capacity for moral leadership and an innate ability to discern the most important problems facing a country or an organization. In this talk, Arias will also share with the audience the techniques he uses to always remain firm in his priorities and convictions.

    Oscar Arias Speaking Videos

    Oscar Arias - University of Miami Commencement Speech
    Oscar Arias