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
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 School campus
Free and open to the public. A light breakfast will be served.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Tal Becker serves as Principal Deputy Legal Adviser at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and as a senior member of the Israeli peace negotiation team. In his current position, he is on the front-lines of many of Israel’s most pressing diplomatic, legal and policy challenges. He also serves as a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem where he leads educational initiatives on Israel and the Jewish world, and is a key member responsible for the production of the Institute’s “Engaging Israel” series. Among numerous positions, Dr. Becker has been a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, senior policy advisor to Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, a lead negotiator and drafter in the Annapolis peace talks and the recent round of Israeli-Palestinian talks initiated by Sec. of State John Kerry, director of the international law department at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, counsel to Israel’s UN Mission in New York, and an international law expert in the IDF. He is the author of Terrorism and the State, which won the Guggenheim Prize for best international law book, and has served, among numerous positions, as the Vice-Chairman of the United Nations General Assembly’s Legal Committee, the first Israeli to hold a position of this stature in over 40 years.