Cooperation Event

PIN Conference 2019: Narratives and Negotiations


29/08/2019 - 30/08/2019

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  • The Processes of International Negotiation – PIN network of scholars tackles a new aspect of negotiations every year with rotating responsibilities among its steering committee members. The 2019 “Narratives and Negotiations” project was developed by Professor Fen Osler Hampson (Carleton University) and Professor Amrita Narlikar (GIGA / Universität Hamburg). Please find the programme below.


    Thursday, 29 August 2019 9:30–11:30 a.m. | Panel 1: Why and How Narratives Matter in Negotiations Introduction: Fen Osler Hampson (PIN) and Amrita Narlikar (GIGA, PIN) Historical Narratives: Thomas Bagger (Office of the Federal President) Memory and Narratives about Hate and Forgiveness in Post-conflict Societies: Valérie Rosoux (PIN) Discussant: Nora Müller (Körber Foundation)

    11:30 a.m.–12:00 noon | Coffee Break

    12:00 noon–02:00 p.m. | Panel 2: Changing Landscapes Internet Governance: Fen Osler Hampson (PIN) and Paul Twomey (CIGI) Artificial Intelligence: Dan Ciuriak (CIGI) Populist Narratives: Saskia Ruth-Lovell (GIGA)

    Discussant: Paul Meerts (PIN)

    02:00–03:00 p.m. | Lunch

    03:00–05:30 p.m. | Panel 3: Economics and Geoeconomics NAFTA: Meredith Lilly (Carleton University) Poverty Narratives in the WTO: Amrita Narlikar (GIGA, PIN) The 5G Debate: Oliver Stuenkel (Fundação Getulio Vargas) Negotiating Geostrategic Visions for the Indo-Pacific: Samir Saran (Observer Research Foundation – ORF) Narratives and Negotiations in Foreign Aid: Haley J. Swedlund (Radboud University)

    Discussant: Guy Olivier Faure (PIN)

    07:00 p.m. | Dinner

    Friday, 30 August 2019 09:30 a.m.–12:00 noon | Panel 4: Geopolitics I Bargaining with Islamic Arabia: Lessons from the Quran, Hadith, and 1001 Nights: I William Zartman (PIN) War and Alliances – Negotiating Coalitions in the Lead-up to the Iraq War: Rodger Payne (University of Louisville) Narratives in Regional Arms Control Negotiations – Iran Agreement: Henner Fürtig (GIGA) Global Arms Control Narratives – US-Russia Negotiations Post-Cold War: Mikhail Troitskiy (PIN) Institutional Reform, Perceptions of Safety and Post-conflict Violence: Julia Strasheim (Helmut Schmidt Foundation)

    Discussant: Liana Fix (Körber Foundation)

    12:00 noon–01:00 p.m. | Lunch

    01:00–03:00 p.m. | Panel 5: Gepolitics II Brexit: Brendan Vickers (Commonwealth Secretariat) Narratives in Foreign Policy – a Regional Approach: Marian Schuegraf (Federal Foreign Office) Narratives, Peace Agreements and Mediation – Colombia: I William Zartman (PIN) and Sophie Haspeslagh (LSE)

    Discussant: Valérie Rosoux (PIN)


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