Promoting Peace at a Time of Stagnation

Event Date: Friday April 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: Pound Hall 100, Harvard Law School Campus, 1563 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

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

Promoting Peace at a Time of Stagnation


Nadav Tamir

Nadav Tamir

Director of International Policy and Government Affairs,
Peres & Associates Global Advisory Ltd.;
Senior Advisor for International and Governmental Relations,
Peres Center for Peace and Innovation


Nimrod Goren

Nimrod Goren

Founder and Head,
Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies;
Teaching Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Moderated by

James Sebenius

James Sebenius

Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration,
Harvard Business School


Friday, April 13, 2018
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Pound Hall 100
Harvard Law School Campus
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

About the Talk:

Nadav Tamir and Nimrod Goren will discuss the current state of affairs in the Middle East as relates to Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and the United States, with a focus on challenges and barriers to a peaceful resolution. They will share their thoughts about steps that different international actors (including Arab and European Countries) can take to promote the peace process and block irreversible moves that will render an agreement impossible. They will also share their experiences and ideas for initiatives by non-official actors that can have an impact during this time of stagnation and deterioration, at least in keeping the door open for eventual peace.

About the Speakers:

Nadav Tamir is currently Director of International Policy and Government Affairs at Peres & Associates Global Advisory Ltd., and Senior Advisor for International and Governmental Relations at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.

Mr. Tamir served as the Senior Policy Adviser to the President of Israel during the last three years of the presidency of Shimon Peres. He returned to Israel in 2010 after serving as the Consul General of Israel to New England at the Consulate General of Israel in Boston for four years. He then served in the Policy Planning unit of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs until July 2011 when he joined the President’s Office.

Mr. Tamir joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 and the following year began to serve as the Policy Assistant to the Foreign Minister. He had the privilege to serve as a policy assistant under three Foreign Ministers – Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, and David Levy. He was then promoted to the position of Political Officer at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 1997. In 2001, Mr. Tamir was granted the position of Advisor to the Director General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem.

Mr. Tamir holds the position of chairperson of the Wexner – Israel Alumni Association. In 2003, He was chosen as a Wexner Israel Fellow and earned his Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2004.

Nimrod Goren is the Founder and Head of Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies and a Teaching Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies and Political Psychology from the Hebrew University, and his dissertation topic was “The role of external incentives in promoting peace: the cases of Israel and Turkey”. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Goren was selected to take part in Public Policy training at Syracuse University as the Israeli participant in the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Dr. Goren was the former Executive Director of the Young Israeli Forum for Cooperation (YIFC), and in this capacity he was awarded the 2009 Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East. In addition, Dr. Goren served as a consultant in a Northern Ireland conflict resolution process, and has worked at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, The Nehemia Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies, and at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.



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