Oscar Romero

Past Event

Assassination of a Saint: Reflections on the U.S. Trial for the Killing of Archbishop Óscar Romero

In 2004, a U.S. court found a California resident responsible for the 1980 death squad killing of El Salvador’s Archbishop Óscar Romero, who will soon be made a saint in the Catholic Church. Matt Eisenbrandt, a member of the legal team and author of a recently published book about the Romero case, joins his colleagues to discuss the investigation and trial as well as the historical background that led to the assassination.

MLF Organizer
Linda Calhoun

MLF: International Relations

Photo by Cancillería del Ecuador from Ecuador

March 2, 2017

The Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States


Almudena Bernabeu

Co-Founder, Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers (Member of the Legal Team)

Russell Cohen

Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Member of the Legal Team)

Terry Lynn Karl

Gildred Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University (Expert Witness at the Trial)

Matt Eisenbrandt

Author, Assassination of a Saint (Member of the Legal Team)

Nico van Aelstyn

Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC (Member of the Legal Team)


5:30 p.m. networking reception
6 p.m. program
7 p.m. book signing