New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Lakin and Khoury

Event Date: Wednesday June 10, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom link

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation:
Research from the PON Graduate Research Fellows


A recording of the session is below:

A virtual talk with:

Samantha Lakin

Ph.D. Candidate,
Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies,
Clark University


Fady Khoury

S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School


Wednesday, June 10, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Harvard Law School

Registration closed.

About the Talks:

Every year, the Program on Negotiation welcomes a group of doctoral students as Graduate Research Fellows. Our Fellows spend a year at PON researching and writing about current topics in the fields of negotiation and mediation, with the goal of publishing their work after their time at PON.

This talk provides an opportunity for two of this year’s Graduate Research Fellows to share and discuss their research findings with the negotiation community.

Samantha Lakin will present her research on “Negotiating Justice in the Immediate Post-Genocide Period in Rwanda.”

Fady Khoury will present his research “Constitutional Design in Divided Societies: Apex Courts in Power-Sharing Democracies.”


About the Speakers:

Samantha Lakin, M.A., is an advanced doctoral candidate at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Lakin’s dissertation research aims to contribute to the study of symbolic and holistic transitional justice. She worked to found the Department of Research, Policy, and Higher Education at Aegis Trust and the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda and also served as a community consultant for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation with the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda, a Team Lead on action-based research about gender and corruption in Lubumbashi, DRC, and a research contractor in Northern Uganda, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Rwanda and Switzerland and served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace in Kigali. Lakin holds an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a B.A. from Brandeis University.

Fady Khoury is an S.J.D candidate at Harvard Law School. His research interests include Comparative Constitutional Law, Human Rights, and the intersection between Law, Society and Politics. As a PON fellow, Khoury’s dissertation research examines the potential utilization of constitutional law, power-sharing strategies and federal arrangements as conflict resolution and peace-building tools in deeply divided societies, with a special focus on Belgium, Lebanon, Northern Ireland and Palestine-Israel, exploring, both descriptively and normatively, the design and functions of the judicial branch within power-sharing political systems. Khoury holds a Bachelor of Laws from Haifa University. Before Harvard Law School, he worked as a civil rights attorney at Adalah – the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.




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