The Role of the Military in Exercising Soft Power

Event Date: Tuesday December 6, 2005
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Location: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) 1737 Cambridge Street, Room N354

On Tuesday, December 6, 2005, Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Nathaniel Fick, former Marine Officer and author of One Bullet Away, will be sharing a panel discussion entitled, “The Role of the Military in Exercising Soft Power.”

This discussion is the fourth in a series on the topic of Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media presented by the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, and the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, as well as Boston area members of the Alliance for International Conflict Prevention and Resolution.

The discussions in the Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media series focus on exploring the relationship among government, news media, and the conflict resolution community in framing and responding to conflict. Topics will examine how conflict is framed and how that influences the escalation and de-escalation of conflict and the public understanding of various responses to terrorism. In general, participants will consider ways to strengthen the capacity to prevent, resolve, and transform ethnonational conflicts. These discussions will also focus on the war in Iraq, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world.

The Role of the Military in Exercising Soft Power (December 6, 2005)
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