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Speakers have included Christiane Amanpour CBE, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent, Max Hill QC Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and Mathew D’Ancona columnist.

“The Negotiators – Those in the Shadows?”  Wednesday 11th May London 12.30-2pm

RSVP Deborah Pout to email Oxfordmedianetwork@gmail.com. NB. You will receive email confirmation of your place.

Chair Tom Tugendhat MBE MP Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The debate will give a peek into this often overlooked world and showcase the work of negotiators in the Middle East Peace Process, Northern Ireland and other parts of the world.

The event was inspired by the latest documentary by Academy Award nominated Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh, “The Human Factor”, a gripping insider account of three decades of the Middle East Peace process from the perspective of the US negotiators involved https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eDVMfbZ1jU


  • Dror Moreh will give his account of the thinking and process behind the documentary. He will discuss his approach to getting US Middle East Peace negotiators and those usually reluctant to seek the media limelight to talk on camera. He will also discuss his new documentary Corridors of Power where he interviewed all living US Secretaries of State from Henry Kissinger up to and including Antony Blinken on how the US decides in which conflicts it should intervene.
  • Jonathan Powell will provide an insight into the role of a negotiator as former chief of staff to Prime Minister Tony Blair and UK chief negotiator in the Northern Ireland Peace Process as well as sharing some other relevant experiences, for example, as Prime Minister David Cameron’s Special Envoy on Libya. Jonathan (along with Martin Griffiths, the current UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs) is a co-founder of Inter Mediate which mediates in global conflicts.

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