Crafting Strategies for Negotiation

(Burg Schlaining, Austria, 2003)

Brought together 15 senior leaders of the Kosovar Provisional Self Government to provide comparative perspectives from other transitional contexts on preparing for negotiations.


Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch, Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations in Geneva
Thomas Hammarberg, Secretary General, Olof Palme International Centre.

International speakers included:


John Biehl, Advisor to the Government of Costa Rica during the Central American Peace Accords in 1987; former Secretary General of the Presidency of Chile; and former Ambassador to the United States


Pini Meidan, former Foreign Policy Advisor and senior negotiator for Prime Minister Barak in the 2002 Camp David talks

Northern Ireland

David Ervine, Senior Negotiator in the talks leading to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, and Chief Spokesman of the Progressive Unionist Party in Northern Ireland

South Africa

Ismail Ebrahim Ebrahim, Political Advisor to the Deputy President of South Africa; Chair, Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee; senior participant in the multi-party negotiations and member of the African National Congress Executive Committee

Roelf Meyer, former Chief Negotiator for De Klerk and Minister of Constitutional Affairs of South Africa

The Republic of Ireland

Albert Reynolds, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland and key participant in the Northern Ireland peace process

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