Kelman Seminar: Negotiating for Equitable Futures

Event Date: Monday March 13, 2023
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Negotiating for Equitable Futures

A virtual talk with:

Sarah Federman
Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution
University of San Diego, Kroc School of Peace Studies


Monday, March 13, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.

This session will be recorded. Pending approval, we will post the recorded webinar on this page after the session.


About the talk:

Leaders who appreciate the value of diverse teams first build these teams, and then must ensure that they thrive. Dr. Sarah Federman will discuss this second step with special attention to supporting team members from historically marginalized groups. Her advice comes from her own global experience, as well as, the wisdom of over 100 graduate students in Baltimore, and others who successfully built their lives from the margins.

About the speaker:

Sarah Federman is an Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies. She comes to this work after a decade as an international advertising executive working in over 10 countries with companies such as Google, Discovery, and the NFL. Today she unites business savvy with peacebuilding wisdom. Federman is the author of several books including the award-winning Last Train to Auschwitz: The French National Railways and the Journey to Accountability (2021), Narratives of Mass Atrocity: Victims and Perpetrators in the Aftermath (Cambridge UP, 2023). She has written for the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and MIT Sloan Management Review. Her forthcoming book Transformative Negotiation: Strategies for Everyday Change and Equitable Futures (University of California Press, 2023) offers a next-generation negotiation book to shake up the field and center negotiation skills in the pursuit of social justice.

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 at Harvard Law School and The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. The seminar considers ways to strengthen the capacity to prevent, resolve, and transform ethnonational conflicts.

 For more information on the Kelman Seminar Series, contact Donna Hicks at

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