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
Ambassador Dore Gold
President, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Ambassador Alan Baker
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
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.