The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:
Engaging Enemies in the ‘War on Terror’
Senior Lecturer, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
Director of Center for Empathy in International Affairs, and Adviser to the UN Envoy for Yemen
Monday, April 29, 2019
Belfer Case Study Room 020
1730 Cambridge St
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
About the speaker:
Over the past decade, Matt Waldman has served as a senior advisor to United Nations Special Envoys and international mediation organizations in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Somalia. This has involved direct and indirect talks with Islamist insurgents who are being targeted by the United States. In the seminar, Matt will share his reflections on this experience, including the nature and motivations of insurgents, how they were engaged, the challenges and purpose of such dialogue, and takeaways for future engagement.
Matt is currently Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Senior Lecturer at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Director of the Center for Empathy in International Affairs and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. An international lawyer, Matt was previously a Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University in the UK.
About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series:
The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme of the Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.
For more information, contact Donna Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org.