Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2010

The Israeli-Palestinian Negotiating Partners: 2010 Strategic Re-assessment

by James K. Sebenius and Shula Gilad


A network of influential Israelis and Palestinians, jointly trained in negotiation at Harvard since 2002, faces organizational, strategic, and funding challenges in 2010. Unlike "people-to-people" or "Track II" initiatives, the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiating Partners (IPNP) consists of relatively senior people on both sides of the conflict who have undergone advanced negotiation training together and now constitute a unique network in the region. IPNP's academic sponsor, the Harvard Negotiation Project, is helping to assess this unique negotiation initiative and to assist the organization to conduct a basic re-assessment in the face of changes in regional politics, the conflict, and the funding environment.

Keywords: Finance; Negotiation Participants; Organizational Change and Adaptation; Conflict and Resolution; Conflict Management; Social and Collaborative Networks; Strategy;


Sebenius, James K., and Shula Gilad. "The Israeli-Palestinian Negotiating Partners: 2010 Strategic Re-assessment." Harvard Business School Case 911-025, December 2010.