Negotiating to protect lives: A Red Cross mission

An event with Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – organized by the Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at Brandeis University.

Event Details


Brandeis Heller School
415 South St,, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453 United States


March 29, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm America/New York (UTC-05:00)


Free and Open to the Public

Peter Maurer has been active in international negotiations throughout his career as a Swiss representative at the United Nations, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)s. He brings to negotiation processes an astute understanding of the role of networks of influence in humanitarian diplomacy. He regularly participates in ICRC field negotiations, recently in Syria and Afghanistan, and is a recognized thoughtful leader on the challenges and dilemmas of the global humanitarian response. Under his Presidency, the ICRC is launching a Centre of Competence in Humanitarian Negotiations, which aims to become a key hub for the capture, analysis and sharing of experience among frontline negotiators.


This event is presented by the Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, with the support of The Programs in Global Health Policy & Management and in Sustainable International Development, The International Center for Ethics, Justice & Public Life, and The Center for German & European Studies at Brandeis University & The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

Event Location: Brandeis Heller School, Glynn Amphitheater, G4 





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