Engaging Adversaries: Peacemaking and Diplomacy in the Human Interest
March 16 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm• Free
On Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room, Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University, will be giving a talk about his new book entitled “Engaging Adversaries: Peacemaking and Diplomacy in the Human Interest.” His talk, and book, explore how adversaries in world politics can surmount their differences and disputes and start on the path to peaceful, productive relations. Gurtov draws lessons from diplomatic ways to engage, such as practicing mutual respect, paying attention to symbols, and using incentives rather than sanctions to find common ground. There will be copies of his book available for purchase, as well as light refreshments. This talk is free and open to the public.