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Saturday, October 13 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Diplomacy: The Art of the Deal

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Diplomacy is the practice and art of negotiating between nations without arousing hostilities. It is not, as the title of Ambassador Wendy Sherman’s book reveals, for wimps. Sherman, who was lead US negotiator for the Iran nuclear deal, writes in Not for the Faint of Heart about her years at the Department of State in a variety of senior positions and describes the characteristics required to succeed in a very challenging field--traits that have served her well in other domains. James Sebenius and his co-authors of Kissinger the Negotiator conducted a series of in-depth interviews with their subject and with independent sources  to write this revealing assessment of Kissinger’s masterful skills as a negotiator. Love him or hate him, Kissinger is a pro whose strategies for negotiation apply to diplomatic challenges as well as other negotiations. Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Clinton and author of Destined for War, Graham Allison, who knows a thing or two about diplomacy, will moderate.

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Graham Allison

Graham Allison has had a significant impact, both in higher education and in Washington, on the way that we look at and handle foreign affairs in the United States. He is considered one of the top US analysts in defense policy and national security. Allison served as a special advisor... Read More →

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James K. Sebenius

James K. Sebenius is an expert in negotiation. For decades, he has been a leader in teaching the art of negotiation at the Harvard Business School and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. At the Belfer Center, Sebenius is currently a faculty affiliate and... Read More →
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Wendy Sherman

Wendy Sherman is a veteran ambassador; she has garnered a lifetime of experience in global diplomacy in both the public and private sectors. Sherman has served in the State Department under the Obama and Clinton administrations. From 2011 to 2015, she served as the undersecretary... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Old South Mary Norton 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA