Event Date: Thursday October 24, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Gund Hall 109, Harvard Graduate School of Design

The Program on Negotiation’s Middle East Negotiation Initiative
and the Harvard Graduate School of Design are pleased to present

Architecture as a Creative Strategy in Territorial Negotiations


a presentation by

Architect Karen Lee Bar-Sinai

Research Fellow at the Program on Negotiation



Alain Lempereur

Executive Committee Member at the Program on Negotiation
Alan B. Slifka Professor at Brandeis University

Shula Gilad

Senior Fellow at the Program on Negotiation


Thursday, October 24, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Gund Hall 109
Harvard Graduate School of Design


About the Event

This session will draw upon Karen Lee Bar-Sinai’s research on how spatial thinking and design can aid negotiations, and her recent “ARCHITACTICS” exhibit in Israel. Following Bar-Sinai’s talk, Alain Lempereur and Shula Gilad will respond to and discuss Bar Sinai’s remarks.

This session also marks the beginning of the second year of the “Designing a YES” seminar series in which the role of urban planning in negotiation is explored. This series is co-sponsored by the Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI) at the Program on Negotiation and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

For more information, contact Polly Hamlen at mhamlen@law.harvard.edu.


About the Speakers

Karen Lee Bar-Sinai is the director and co-founder of SAYA/Design for Change – an architecture firm based in Israel that specializes in “peace architecture”. SAYA’s work demonstrates what a peace agreement could look like, and provides tools for designing territorial solutions. SAYA’s materials have been used by Israeli-Palestinian leaders in former negotiations.

Alain Lempereur is the Alan B. Slifka Professor at Brandeis University, and the director of the Masters’ Programs in Coexistence and Conflict at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, where he was also a visiting professor. One of his books “The First Move: A Negotiator’s Companion” has been published in several languages. Recently, the “Financial Times” designated him “Professor of the Week” for his academic contributions. His current research is devoted to responsible negotiation.

Shula Gilad is a senior fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, where she coordinates PON’s Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI) activities. Shula is also a consultant to various Middle East programs and organizations. She earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management, where she wrote a dissertation on Israel’s domestic and regional water policy in the 1990s. During her PhD studies, she directed the Wexner Israel Fellowship Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.


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