Upcoming: The Role of Urban Planners in Negotiations, September 28

The Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation’s Middle East Negotiation Initiative and
The Harvard Graduate School of Design

Karen Lee Bar-Sinaiarchitect and Loeb Fellow
The Role of Urban Planners in Negotiations: Case Study of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

Friday, September 28, 2012, at 12:10 PM
Griswold 110, Harvard Law School
Brown bag lunch

Bar-Sinai 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.

Drinks and cookies will be served.

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 alum), have worked with various NGOs, peace initiatives and think tanks to show not only what an agreement could look like, but also how 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.

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