The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:
Out of Our Minds:
Empathy in International Conflict Resolution
Director of the Center for Empathy and International Affairs
Associate Fellow of Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs
Adviser to the UN Special Representative for Somalia
Monday, November 13, 2017
4:00 – 5:30 PM
CGIS North, Room N-262
1737 Cambridge Street
About the speaker:
Matt Waldman is Director of the Center for Empathy in International Affairs, Adviser to the UN Special Representative for Somalia, and Associate Fellow of Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Matt specializes in high-level diplomacy, mediation and negotiation in armed conflict. He has served as an adviser to the UN Special Envoy for Syria (2014-15) and the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan (2011-12). He has also undertaken mediation work in the Middle East and Africa as a Senior Adviser at the European Institute of Peace and Special Adviser to Inter Mediate.
Matt was previously a Research Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (2012-14), a Fellow at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (2009-10), and Co-Director of the Chatham House Opportunity in Crisis initiative on Afghanistan.
An international lawyer, Matt served as Chief Foreign Affairs and Defense Adviser for the Liberal Democrats in the UK Parliament (2004-06), and worked in Afghanistan between 2006 and 2012, including as Oxfam International’s Head of Policy. He has been appointed as the Eric Lane Fellow at Cambridge University for Lent Term 2018.
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”.
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