HNMCP Director Bob Bordone gave a lecture titled “Getting Beyond Gridlock: What Politicians Can Learn From Negotiation Experts” in January of 2014 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The audience of 40 included Israeli officials who have conducted Israel’s peace negotiations with her neighbors, professors and students of law, conflict resolution, and negotiation, and practitioners who work with Palestinian counterparts on a regular basis. During the lively question and answer period, Professor Bordone stressed that the successful outcome of negotiations is greatly enhanced when they are conducted far from the 24/7 media spotlight. Previous speakers include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Prof. Robert Putnam (author of Bowling Alone, and Michael O’Hanlon (Sr. Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution).