Event Date: Saturday April 18, 2009
Time: 5:00 P.M.
Location: Austin Hall East

Join the Program on Negotiation for a discussion on major challenges facing the U.S. as it tries to improve relations with key Muslim countries embroiled in regional conflicts. Key questions include whether and how to negotiate with armed non-state groups, how to engage effectively with fractious and failing governments, and how to manage influential constituencies within the U.S. who may act as spoilers.

Moderator:
Robert Mnookin, Chair of the Program on Negotiation and Samuel Williston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Panelists:
Shamil Idriss, Senior Advisor to the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and Executive Director of the Alliance of Civilizations Media Fund

Adil Najam, Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Global Public Policy at Boston University and Director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and a Professor of International Relations and of Geography and Environment

David Fairman, Co-Director of the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project and Managing Director at the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge

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