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National Security for Israel in an Unstable Middle East: Prospects for a Two-State Reality

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Gilead Sher is an Israeli attorney who served as Chief of Staff and Policy Coordinator to Israel's former Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak. In that capacity he acted as one of Israel's senior peace negotiators from 1999 to 2001, at the Camp David II summit in 2000 and the Taba talks in 2001, as well as in extensive rounds of covert negotiations with the Palestinian representatives. 

Alongside his law practice, Sher leads the Center for Applied Negotiations at the Tel Aviv Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), which he joined in 2012 as a Senior Research Fellow. Harvard Law School and Harvard University's Program on Negotiations appointed Sher as Lecturer on Law for the 2016 fall semester. 


Jewish Studies Program

Middle Eastern Studies (MES) program

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)

Part of the Carol Becker Middle East Security Speaker Series

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