Event Date: Thursday April 10, 2003
Time: April 10, 17, and 22
Location: Kennedy School of Government

Jamil Mahuad
Joint Fellow, Center for Public Leadership, and
Program on Negotiations, Harvard Law School
Former President of Ecuador (1998-2000)
MPA’89

THE DIFFICULTIES OF LEADING IN A “PERFECT STORM” SCENARIO
Thursday, APRIL 10
6:00 – 7:30 pm, Kennedy School of Government, L140/Goodman (First Floor Littauer Building)

This first in a series of three workshops focusing on “Leadership and Negotiation in Critical Times” will provide students with the opportunity to apply their learning from various negotiation and political science courses to the real-life crises of Ecuador from 1998 to 2000, when both democratic and free-market institutions seemed to fail. In simulations and discussion, students will discuss what they would have done as President in response to the successive storms of crises that actually confronted President Mahuad.

USING HARVARD CLASSROOM LESSONS TO RESOLVE A 200 YEAR-OLD CONFLICT: THE 1998 ECUADOR-PERU PEACE AGREEMENT
Thursday, April 17
6:00 – 7:30 pm, Kennedy School of Government, L140/Goodman (First Floor Littauer Building)

This session applies Roger Fisher’s theories on negotiation and Ronald Heifetz’s ideas regarding leadership to a generations-old armed conflict. In the summer of 1998, Peru and Ecuador threatened each other and prepared to revive an unresolved conflict that had simmered between the two countries. They had fought each other intermittently since before their founding as nation-states in the early 1800s. Then something different happened…

PRESIDENTS’ REMOVAL IN SOUTH AMERICA: IS THERE A PATTERN?
Tuesday, April 22
6:00 – 7:30 pm, Kennedy School of Government, Land Lecture Hall (Belfer Building)

This session provides a pattern against which students can analyze the events of presidential substitutions in South America since 1999. The method characterizes the perceptions of individuals in a series of questions with yes or no answers such that the individual perceptions combine to a result predicting whether or not a presidential substitution is likely to occur. In the model, the process develops through several phases, including Decision phase, Preparation phase, Escalation phase, Execution phase and Consolidation phase. Against that backdrop of the model and analysis of the patterns in four recent presidential substitutions, the class will examine televised events to illustrate the phases of the coup d’etat in Ecuador that deposed President Jamil Mahuad.

Attendance at prior workshops is not required, nor is attendance at subsequent sessions.

Workshops co-sponsored with ALANA (African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Allies).

For more information: contact Connie Jensen at 617-384-8185 (connie_jensen@harvard.edu), or Jeremy Bird at 617-495-1684 x538 (jcbird@law.harvard.edu).

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