Join Harvard’s Davis Center and the Negotiation Task Force for a discussion with experts from around the globe on the drivers of conflict in the Middle East and Central Asia and how these conflicts can be mediated.

The Davis Center’s Negotiation Task Force (NTF) promotes innovative solutions to Eurasian security challenges by creating spaces for cross-cultural negotiation research and strategic analysis. They aim to train practitioners in negotiation skills and develop long-term conflict management capacity. As the Eurasian sphere enters a period of transition and realignment, the NTF seeks to uncover the causes of conflict at this critical moment and to start conversations about complex problems in conflict mediation in the region.


•   Tzipi Livni, former Israeli foreign minister
•   Arvid Bell, Director, Davis Center Negotiation Task Force; lecturer on government, Harvard University
•   Malik Dahlan, senior mediation fellow, Davis Center Negotiation Task Force; professor of international law and public policy at Queen Mary University of London
•   Rami Dajani, regional political advisor, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
•   Cornelius Friesendorf, head of the Centre for OSCE Research, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg
•   Hurst Hannum, professor of international law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
•   Koby Huberman, co-founder of the Israeli Peace Initiative
•   Michael Herzog, Milton Fine International Fellow, The Washington Institute
•   Nargis Kassenova, associate professor, KIMEP University Kazakhstan; senior fellow, program on Central Asia, Davis Center
•   Brian Mandell, Mohamed Kamal Senior Lecturer in Negotiation and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; director, Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project
•   Patrick Milton, affiliated lecturer, department of politics and international studies, University of Cambridge
•   Alexandra Vacroux, executive director, Davis Center; lecturer on government, Harvard University
•   Dana Wolf, assistant professor, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel
•   Hesham Youssef, assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Organization of Islamic Cooperation


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