Event Date: Friday September 28, 2012
Time: 12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Griswold 110

The Program on Negotiation’s Middle East Negotiation Initiative
and The Harvard Graduate School of Design
are pleased to present

The Role of Urban Planners in Negotiations:
Case Study of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations


Architect Karen Lee Bar-Sinai

Loeb Fellow
The Harvard Graduate School of Design

Chaired by:

Professor James Sebenius

Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
Director, Harvard Negotiation Project

Friday, September 28, 2012
12:10 – 1:00 p.m.

Griswold Hall, Room 110

Harvard Law School Campus

Please bring your own lunch; soft drinks and cookies will be served.


About the Event

Karen Lee Bar-Sinai is the director and co-founder of SAYA/Design for Change (www.sayarch.com). SAYA is based in Israel and specializes in what can be called “peace architecture” — using planning and design to support decision-making, negotiations and peace processes in areas of conflict.

Karen Lee Bar-Sinai and her partner, Yehuda Greenfield-Gilat (HKS alumnus), have worked with various NGOs, peace initiatives and think-tanks to show not only what an agreement could look like, but also how it is possible to develop more options creatively and how to devise detailed agreements that are implementable. SAYA’s materials were used by former Prime Minister Olmert in the 2008 Annapolis negotiations.

Bar-Sinai’s talk will explore how urban design thinking and planning can aid the negotiation process in general.  This talk is the first in a series of three seminars. The second session, on November 30, 2012, will focus on Jerusalem, and the third, on February 1, 2013, on the Israeli settlement issue.



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