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Published on Apr 21, 2011
Strong on Process, Weak on Results: Lessons Learned from Peace Negotiations
Date: Wed, May14, 2008
Long years of attempts at resolving the Israeli-Arab conflict afford us a unique perspective on a wide range of negotiating styles and settings: bilateral, multilateral, "back channels", "Track II" diplomacy, international and regional conferences, special envoys and more. What relevant lessons can would-be peacemakers today draw from this history? What is the necessary blend of leadership, creativity, courage, vision and negotiating skills at the bargaining table?
Moderator: Ehud Yaari -- Well-known Israeli commentator and expert on Middle East issues; Senior analyst of Israel-Arab relations for Israel's Channel 2 News
Ziad AbuZayyd -- Lawyer and Journalist, Editor of Palestine-Israel Journal, regular columnist at Al-Quds Newspaper. Former PA Minister and PLC Member; former Negotiator. Co-Author "Islam-Phobia and Anti-Semitism"
Yaacov Amidror -- Major General (ret.), Vice President, Lander Institute Academic Center; former Commander of IDF Staff and Command College; former Head of IDF Intelligence Analysis and Assessment; Member, Board of Directors and Professional Guiding Council, JPPPI
Martin Indyk -- Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs
Daniel C. Kurtzer -- Professor, Chair in Middle East Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; former U.S Ambassador to Egypt and Israel; Veteran peace negotiator
Ron Pundak -- Ph.D. Director General, The Peres Center for Peace; Member, Israeli negotiating team with the PLO (Oslo 1993)
Dov Weissglass -- Israeli Attorney; former Director of the Prime Minister's Ofice and Chief Advisor to Prime Minister Sharon; former Chairman of Bezeq