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Colonel (Res) Gilead Sher

Gilead Sher was Chief of Staff and Policy Coordinator for Israel's Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak. He served as co-chief negotiator at the Camp David Summit and the Taba talks in 1999-2001.

Under the late PM Rabin, Sher was a delegate to the 1994-5 Interim Agreement negotiations. In 2002 he co-authored and published, with the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, the Israeli Policy Initiative for Unilateral Disengagement. In 2003 he published the Legal Aspects of Settlement Evacuation for Harvard Law School.

His book The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations, 1999-2001: Within Reach  was published by Routledge in 2006. 

Sher is a Colonel (Res.), a former brigade commander and deputy division commander in the IDF. He serves on the  board of  The Association for Civil Rights in Israel and  has lectured on dispute resolution at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Lecture Topics

 Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century .

 The Status Quo at the Holy Sites in the Old City of Jerusalem.

 Israel's Middle East options.

 The Arab-Israeli War: An Israeli Negotiator Provides Lessons for the Future.

 The Art and Practice of Political Negotiations.      

 Legal and Constitutional Aspects of the Disengagement Plan.

 Coping With Terrorism: The Israeli Survival Kit.  

 Market Opportunities in U.S. Homeland Security .

 The role of Nationalism and its impact on the Middle East.

 Oslo – A Reassessment of the Process and New Directions.

 The Brink Of Peace? An Inside Look From Camp David To Taba.

 Camp David Summit (2000):  What Went Wrong? Lessons for the Future.

 The Peace Process - Vision Versus Reality .

 Negotiating in Times of Crisis: Functional Disciplinary Integration, Multi-Issue and Multi-Party Negotiations.

 Dispute Resolution In Intractable Conflicts: Lessons Drawn from the Palestinian–Israeli Negotiations.

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