"Let's Talk: Facilitating Track Two Dialogue between India and Pakistan"
February 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
This event is co-sponsored by SCICN and CISAC
The scholarly literature on Track Two in South Asia has traditionally held that the region is inhospitable to this kind of dialogue. Drawing on his extensive experience with facilitating Track Two dialogues in South Asia, Peter Jones will explore the ways in which the literature may not be properly capturing the situation. He will also explore the positive role that Track Two can play in the region, and consider pitfalls that can arise if it is done badly. The talk will include reflections on key issues that arise in facilitating such dialogues, such as: the questions of designing such projects and selecting the participants; how to transfer the results of such projects to the official track; dealing with those who oppose such projects; and maintaining momentum. This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN), and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)