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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Video: PON-sponsored negotiation workshop engages Jewish and Arab students in Tel Aviv

PON Staff   •  06/06/2011   •  Filed in Daily, International Negotiation, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI), Videos

In March 2011, Professor James Sebenius, Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, led a negotiation workshop for Jewish and Arab high school students in Tel Aviv, as part of a pilot program co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, with support from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. This innovative program offered three … Read More 

Video: Arab and Jewish high school students learn negotiation skills with PON

PON Staff   •  05/25/2011   •  Filed in Daily, International Negotiation, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI)

Dr. Shula Gilad, Senior Fellow at the Program on Negotiation, recently helped launch an innovative new program for high school students in Israel.  With support from the Office of Public Affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Program on Negotiation co-sponsored three two-day workshops, which brought together a total of 180 Arab and … Read More 

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