events / 06 June 2023

Process Design for Secret Negotiations


19/04/2023 - 19/04/2023

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Meeting link

The Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) is pleased to announce Process Design for Secret Negotiations, the latest webinar within our 10 Peacebuilding Innovations series.

When seeking a negotiated solution to an armed conflict or political crisis, the parties involved will often have recourse to secret talks, especially at the outset. Drawing on IFIT’s pioneering research publication on the topic – and premised on the conviction that secrecy is sometimes a sine qua non for talks of any kind to take place between governments, opposition parties and/or non-state armed groups – this short webinar will examine the key concepts and recommendations for the effective design of secret peace talks.

Date: Thursday, June 15 from 4:00pm-4:30pm Barcelona time.

Registration: Please click here to receive the Zoom link to be able to watch the webinar.

Moderator: Mariam Alsoudi, Research Assistant, IFIT.

Guest expert: Dr. Julían Arévalo, member of IFIT’s Colombia national brain trust; Senior Fellow, Swisspeace.

10 Peacebuilding Innovations is a year-long series of events and initiatives to mark IFIT’s 10th anniversary. The events are led by diverse experts belonging to IFIT’s staffbrain trustspractice groups, and governance bodies. Each event lasts 30 minutes and is held via Zoom.