A Simulated Negotiation for an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreement
The Minds of Peace Organization (MOPE) with UCI's Difficult Dialogues Project, Center
for Citizen Peacebuilding, Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, International
Studies, Middle East Studies Student Initiative (MESSI), The Agora, and Peacebuilding
"A Simulated Negotiation for an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreement"
Lead Negotiators: Professor Sapir Handelman(Israeli) and Professor MazenBadra(Palestinian)
October 28-29, 2009
UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach Room A
In a simulated peace talk, five Israelis meet five Palestinians to discuss, debate, and negotiate different solutions to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The participants have three sessions to reach a peace agreement. At the end of each formal session, the audience is invited to participate in the negotiating process.
The M.O.P.E. is a distinctive exercise in peacemaking and conflict resolution. It is a simulation of a potential Palestinian-Israeli public assembly - a Public Negotiating Congress. The assembly is designed to involve the people in the peacemaking process and pave the way to the replacement of violent conflict with peaceful negotiation. The exercise will serve as a laboratory for evaluating possible outcomes of an official Palestinian-Israeli public assembly.
For further information, please see the MOPE blog at mindofpeaceexperiment.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, October 28: Student Center, Doheny Beach A
3:00-3:30 p.m. - Introductions
3:30-5:30 p.m. - First session
7:30-9:30 p.m. - Second session
Thursday, October 29:
9:30-11:30 a.m. - Third session, SSPB 1208
12:30-2:30 p.m. - Fourth session, SSPB 1208
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Fifth session, SSPA 1100