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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Risks and Opportunities for an Arab-Israeli Peace

PON Staff   •  09/27/2017   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

Monem Said Aly

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

Risks and Opportunities for an Arab-Israeli Peace
with

Dr. Abdel Monem Said Aly
Chairman of the Board, CEO, and Director of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo
Chairman of the Board, Al Masry Al Youm Publishing House
 
Moderated by

Professor James Sebenius
Harvard Business … Read More 

Securing a Two State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Does the US Still Have a Role?

PON Staff   •  10/13/2016   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

Gilead Sher

A video recording of this event is available for viewing on our YouTube Channel.

The Program on Negotiation is pleased to present:

Securing a Two State Solution to
the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:
Does the US Still Have a Role?
With

Gilead Sher
Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Head of the Center for Applied Negotiations (CAN)
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies at … Read More 

Demonization in International Politics: a Barrier to Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Book Talk with Linn Normand

PON Staff   •  08/25/2016   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

A video recording of this event is available for viewing on our YouTube Channel.

The Program on Negotiation and the Middle East Negotiation Initiative are pleased to present:

Demonization in International Politics:
a Barrier to Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

with
Dr. Linn Normand
University of California, Davis
Former PON Graduate Research Fellow

Thursday, September 15, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM
Hauser Hall 102
Harvard Law School Campus
 
Free and … Read More 

Bridging the Religious Divide: Transforming Conflict when Emotions and Religion are at Play

Abigayle Eames   •  11/05/2015   •  Filed in Daily, Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Harvard International Negotiation Program, and the Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium are pleased to host:

Bridging the Religious Divide: Transforming Conflict when Emotions and Religion are at Play

with

Daniel L. Shapiro
Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program
Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital
and

Rev. Septemmy E. Lakawa
Research Associate … Read More 

Voices of Syria: Opinions of civilians and fighters of the Syrian civil war

PON Staff   •  04/02/2015   •  Filed in Daily, Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

The Middle East Negotiation Initiative of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
 is pleased to present

Voices of Syria:
Opinions of civilians and fighters of the Syrian civil war

with

Ms. Vera Mironova
Graduate Research Fellow, Program on Negotiation
and

Sadik Al Azm
Emeritus Professor of Modern European Philosophy
University of Damascus
and

Motaz Hadaya
former Political Specialist with the U.S. Embassy in Syria
Moderated by

Professor Robert … Read More 

Israeli-Palestinian Process After the Israeli Election: Recalculating the Route

PON Staff   •  03/20/2015   •  Filed in Daily, Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

The Program on Negotiationat Harvard Law School is pleased to present

Israeli-Palestinian Process After the Israeli Election: Recalculating the Route
with

Attorney Gilead Sher
Head of the Center for Applied Negotiations (CAN)
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University

Moderated by

Professor Robert H. Mnookin
Samuel Williston Professor of Law
Chair, Program on Negotiation
Harvard Law School
 
Monday, March 30
4:00 pm
Austin West 111
Harvard Law … Read More 

A Paradigm Shift for Israeli – Palestinian Negotiations

PON Staff   •  03/20/2015   •  Filed in Daily, Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

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

A Paradigm Shift for Israeli – Palestinian Negotiations
with

Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh
Minister, Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction
former Member, Palestinian Delegation to the final status talks with Israel
 
Moderated by
Professor Robert H. Mnookin
Samuel Williston Professor of Law
Chair, Program on Negotiation
Harvard Law School
 
Wednesday, March 25
4:00 pm – 5:30 … Read More 

Today’s Middle East and Israel’s Elections: What is at Stake?

PON Staff   •  03/03/2015   •  Filed in Daily, Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

The Program on Negotiationat Harvard Law School is pleased to co-sponsor the Harvard Hillel’s second
Riesman Forum on Politics and Policy

Today’s Middle East and Israel’s Elections:
What is at Stake?
with

Ambassador Dennis Ross
William Davidson Distinguished Fellow
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Professor Gabriella Blum
Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Harvard Law School

Moderated by
Professor Robert H. … Read More 

Israel and the Middle East: The Current Landscape and its Impact of Negotiations

PON Staff   •  02/19/2015   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

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

Israel and the Middle East:
The Current Landscape and its Impact on Negotiations
with

Dr. Tal Becker
Principal Deputy Legal Adviser at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
senior member of the Israeli peace negotiation team

Friday, March 6
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Wasserstein Hall 2004
Harvard Law … Read More 

After Gaza: Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

PON Staff   •  11/13/2014   •  Filed in Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

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

After Gaza: Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations
with

Shai Feldman
Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies
Professor of Politics at Brandeis University
and

Khalil Shikaki
Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research
Richard Goldman Senior Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at … Read More 

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