Negotiations by Other Means:

, February 22, 2013

Harvard

EVENT DATE: MONDAY MARCH 4, 2013    TIME: 7:00 P.M.

LOCATION: POUND HALL 101, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

The Program on Negotiation’s Middle East Negotiation Initiative is pleased to present

Negotiations by Other Means:
Track II, Unilateral Action, Robust Third Party Role and Islands of Coordination in the New Middle East

with

Ambassador Dore Gold

President, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Ambassador Alan Baker

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Ghaith al-Omari

Executive Director, the American Task Force on Palestine

 And chaired by:

Robert H. Mnookin

Samuel Williston Professor of Law

Chair, Program on Negotiation

Monday, March 4, 2013

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

New location: Pound Hall 101

Harvard Law School Campus

About the Event:

As direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations appear to have ground to an indefinite halt, attention has shifted to other, less conventional methods for achieving mutually desirable outcomes for the two peoples. These include Track II diplomacy, isolated areas of coordination, a pro-active role of the third party and even unilateral action. Paradoxically, all these less traditional diplomatic moves have often been cited as obstacles to a negotiated solution, as well as steps to benefit both parties and incentivize cooperation, when used constructively.

The panelists all have experience both with direct Israeli-Palestinian talks and with each of these alternative routes. They will draw on those experiences to suggest ways these alternative means can be used to the most constructive effect, while also discussing the dangers of their misuse. The discussion will shed light on what may be an under-explored route back to fruitful negotiation or at least more stable and thriving for both Israelis and Palestinians.

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