Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

Faculty affiliates and research fellows work closely with field practitioners to conduct research and scholarship on key topics related to Middle East peace negotiations. Through publications, workshops, and multimedia resources, MENI affiliates disseminate problem-solving methodology and share negotiation methods and techniques that can help resolve challenges in the Middle East.

Ongoing MENI projects include the following:

  • Abraham’s Path
  • Abraham’s Path follows Abraham’s famous journey from Sanliurfa in southeast Turkey through Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel. The walking trail offers hikers the opportunity to engage with the region firsthand. The path represents the challenging, long-term negotiations used to establish a contiguous route through often-hostile countries. Abraham’s Path has powerful regional implications for economic development, mutual engagement, and peace building. PON serves as the intellectual and academic home of Abraham’s Path.

  • Iran Nuclear Negotiations Working Group
  • The Iran Nuclear Negotiations Working Group focuses on evaluating Iranian nuclear negotiations used in the past while exploring new analytic perspectives on the current challenges. Sponsored by HNP and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School, participants include experts on negotiation, Iran, the broader Middle East, and nonproliferation.

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Post-colonial Settlement Strategy: Power, Negotiations, and Territorial Expansion

Diane Long   •  11/01/2019   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI), student, Students

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Middle East Negotiation Initiative are pleased to present:

Post-colonial Settlement Strategy: Power, Negotiations, and Territorial Expansion
A book talk with:

Ehud Eiran
Associate Professor, School of Political Science, University of Haifa, Israel
 

Moderated by:
Robert Mnookin
Samuel Williston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Former Chair, Executive Committee, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law … Read More 

PON Film Event: Women, Peace & Power

PON Staff   •  04/15/2019   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI), PON Film Series

The Program on Negotiation, Middle East Negotiation Initiative, Kennedy School Negotiation Project, Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development, and Women in Power at the Harvard Kennedy School are pleased to present:

WOMEN, PEACE, AND POWER

A film screening and discussion with:
Erica Chenoweth
Professor of Public Policy, HKS
Dr. Kessely Hong
Faculty Chair, MPA Programs, Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS
Hind Kabawat
Deputy Head, Syria … Read More 

The Middle East between Trump’s Deal and the Israeli Elections: A Regional Outlook from Israel

Diane Long   •  03/05/2019   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

The Program on Negotiation and The Middle East Negotiation Initiative present:

The Middle East between Trump’s Deal and the Israeli Elections:
A Regional Outlook from Israel
A talk with

Gilead Sher
Former Israeli senior peace negotiator and former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Ehud Barak
Head of the Center for Applied Negotiations at the Institute for
National Security Studies (INSS) in … Read More 

Naila and the Uprising

PON Staff   •  02/25/2019   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to co-present:

Naila and the Uprising

A film screening followed by a panel discussion with:
Erica Chenoweth
Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Hilary Rantisi
Director, Middle East Initiative
Suhad Babaa
Executive Director, Just Vision

 Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:15 -9:00 p.m.
Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Floor 2.5
Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA
Free and open to … Read More 

25 Years After Oslo: Why is Palestinian Support for the Two-State Solution the Lowest Since 1993?

Diane Long   •  11/27/2018   •  Filed in Abraham's Path, Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
is pleased to present 

25 Years After Oslo: Why is Palestinian Support for the Two-State Solution the Lowest Since 1993?
A talk with

Dr. Khalil Shikaki
Goldman Senior Fellow at the Crown Center, Brandeis University and
Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) in Ramallah
Moderated by

James Sebenius
Gordon Donaldson Professor … Read More 

The Challenge of Creating a Shared Society for Jews and Arabs in Israel

Diane Long   •  10/24/2018   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

The Program on Negotiation, Harvard Kennedy School Israel Caucus, and AJEEC NISPED present:

The Challenge of Creating a Shared Society for Jews and Arabs in Israel

A conversation with:
Kher Albaz and Ariel Dloomy
Co-Directors of AJEEC – The Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation
 
Monday, October 29, 2018
4:30-6:00 PM
Littauer Building, Room 230
Harvard Kennedy School Campus
Cambridge, MA
Open to the … Read More 

PON Film Night: The Oslo Diaries

Diane Long   •  10/05/2018   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and Harvard Hillel
are pleased to present a film screening of:

The Oslo Diaries

Followed by a discussion with:
Shlomo Ben Ami, Former Israeli Foreign Minister, Lead Negotiator for Israel at Camp David II
Moderated by:
James Sebenius, Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School
 
Monday, October 15, 2018
6:30 PM
Langdell South, Room … Read More 

The New Path to “Yes” – First Steps to Solving Intractable Conflict

PON Staff   •  10/03/2018   •  Filed in Abraham's Path, Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
and the Abraham’s Path Initiative
are pleased to present 

The New Path to “Yes” – First Steps to Solving Intractable Conflict

 with

James Sebenius
Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School
and

William Ury
Co-author of Getting to Yes
Co-founder, Program on Negotiation
 
Friday, October 19, 2018
12:00 -1:30 PM
Austin Hall North
Harvard Law School Campus
Cambridge, MA
Free … Read More 

Shades Israel Fellows Walk the Abraham Path Together

PON Staff   •  09/25/2018   •  Filed in Abraham's Path

shades fellows

On June 5, 2013, Shades Israeli and Palestinian fellows walked the Abraham Path in Israel’s Negev on a guided tour organized by PON Senior Fellow Shula Gilad, visiting Jewish and Arab villages on the route, learning about the Abrahamic tradition of the societies, their current challenges and success. As is the case for others who … Read More 

A Refugee in the Land of Refugees: Lessons from the Israeli Asylum System

PON Staff   •  09/13/2018   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

A Refugee in the Land of Refugees: Lessons from the Israeli Asylum System

A conversation with

Mutasim Ali
and

Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Pound 102
Harvard Law School Campus
Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be provided.
About the Event:

Over the last two decades … Read More 

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