Welcome to the Minds of Peace

Detroit, May 21-24
Wayne State University
Center for Peace and Conflict Studies

The “Minds of Peace Experiment” is a series of unique exercises in peacemaking and conflict resolution. It proposes simulations of a potential Palestinian-Israeli public assembly – a multi-party negotiating congress. The assembly is designed to involve the people in the peace process through provoking a public debate over central issues.

The exercise is designed to serve as a laboratory for evaluating possible outcomes of an official Palestinian-Israeli public-assembly and its potential implications.

Our modest initiative proposes a model for people-to-people negotiation. Our goal is to conduct the “Minds of Peace Experiment” in different places around the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Hopefully, the initiative will lead to the establishment of an official Palestinian-Israeli negotiating congress.

Dr. Sapir Handelman
Lenz Fellow in Peace and Conflict Resolution Research
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Associate at Harvard University.

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