On Tuesday, September 23, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude will be honored with the 2008 Great Negotiator Award by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. The artists will participate in a faculty-led discussion at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 100 Northern Avenue on Boston’s waterfront from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Christo and Jeanne-Claude will review how they successfully negotiated with city governments, neighborhood groups, business interests, and others throughout the world to host their iconic large scale art installations such as The Gates in Central Park, New York City, and the Pont Neuf Wrapped in Paris.
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Great Negotiator Award Presentation
The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. No tickets or RSVPs are required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The ICA does not have a parking garage, however there is affordable paid parking available in lots near the ICA.
Via public transportation
Take the Red Line to South Station and transfer to the Silver Line Waterfront. The ICA is short walk from either Courthouse or World Trade Center station.
From Courthouse Station:
Exit the station onto Seaport Boulevard and follow it, walking away from downtown. Just before the first traffic light, there will be a pedestrian opening in the fence on your left—walk through it to the walkway that runs alongside the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Voyage. This will lead you to Northern Avenue. The ICA is across the street to the right at 100 Northern Avenue.
From World Trade Center Station:
Exit left onto Congress Street. Walk one block to the corner of B Street and turn right, crossing Congress Street. Follow B Street for one block. At the corner of B Street and Seaport Boulevard cross the street and turn left. At the next corner, turn right onto Northern Avenue. The ICA is on the right. You will pass the entrance to Anthony’s Pier 4 and two parking lots before coming to the driveway leading to the ICA entrance.
Each year, the Program on Negotiation (PON) presents the Great Negotiator Award to an individual whose lifetime achievements in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution have had a significant and lasting impact. Past honorees include: businessman Bruce Wasserstein (2007), Sadako Ogata, international refugees advocate (2005); Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (2004); Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union, under secretary of commerce, under secretary of state, and deputy secretary of the treasury (2003); Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations secretary general’s special envoy to Afghanistan (2002); Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. trade representative in the second Clinton administration (2001); and former U.S. Senator George Mitchell (2000).