"Conflict Resolution in Syria: Negotiating Peace from the Grassroots Up"
11/19/2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Vanderbilt Alternative Dispute Resolution Organization
- Vanderbilt Law School Flynn Auditorium
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Alternative Dispute Resolution Organization, in cooperation with the International Law Society and the Middle Eastern Law Student Association.
This panel discussion will provide current perspectives from two leading practitioners in conflict resolution negotiation efforts in Syria.
Mohammad Al Abdallah, Executive Director of the Syrian Justice and Accountability Center, will speak of the negotiation dynamic involved in composing the Syrian opposition delegation for future Geneva talks, as well as the structure of negotiations focused on conflict resolution already taking place. He will provide key insight into how those negotiations are structured to avoid engendering increased conflict and how they are utilized at local levels to maintain peace and create balance between old judges and new actors.
Joining Al Abdallah is Lee Tucker, a law fellow at Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), who runs PILPG's Gaziantep-based program focused on preventing inter-communal violence in Syria. Her work, and the work of the project, has focused on training Syrians in conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation skills.
Professor Michael Newton (Vanderbilt Law School) will serve as moderator.
The event will be followed by a reception in North Lobby.