HLS Conference Examines Israeli Settlements

By on / Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI), The Settlements Project

In October 2004, Professor Robert Mnookin and PON’s Harvard Negotiation Research Project co-hosted, along with the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, a major academic conference on the question of the West Bank and Gaza Settlements. Titled “Past, Present, and Future of the Jewish West Bank and Gaza Settlements: The Internal Israeli Conflict” at Harvard (something still missing) Organized into six thematic panels, the conference brought together prominent academics, policymakers, and public intellectuals to address questions relating to settler relocation from a variety of academic perspectives: historical, philosophical, religious, psychological, economic, political and legal. The participants included Israelis, Palestinians, as well as scholars from North America and Europe. The proceedings from the conference were published in the April 2005 issue of Negotiation Journal.

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