AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST AND ASIA FOCUSED PROGRAMS

  • Bahrain Initiative (Manama, South Africa, London, Cambridge, Belfast, June 2011 –  present)
    An on-going effort designed to support government and opposition leaders create a space for meaningful dialogue, including executive programs at Harvard University and youth initiatives with Chatham House.
  • Preparing for Negotiations (Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2002)
    Held a small consultation for key members of the Sri Lankan government preparing for their first round of discussions with senior Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) representatives during the summer of 2002.
  • Fortifying the Foundations of a Nation: Strengthening Governance in the Palestinian National Authority (Gaza, 2000)
    Convened a meeting for  over 300 Palestinian government officials, civil servants, community actors,  business-people and academics on the challenges of governance and  institution-building in the Palestinian National Authority.
  • Dealing with the Past (Cape Town, South Africa, 1994)
    Focused on confronting the legacies of prior repression, building democracy and fostering post-apartheid national reconciliation. Discussions at this meeting contributed to the subsequent creation of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.