This speaker series provides the opportunity for interaction between students and world leaders. Through our Distinguished Speaker Series, students gain access to academics and practitioners looking to address our world’s most difficult conflicts. Our interactive forums allow students to listen, probe, question and challenge these leaders.
All events are hosted at Harvard University with a primary focus on students’ education.
INP invited Chandrika Kumaratunga, who led Sri Lanka from 1994 to 2005, to describe her administration's attempts to resolve the conflict between Sri Lanka's Sinhalese and Tamil populations.read more
INP hosted Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, for a special lecture on the theme of "Leadership and Cooperation."read more
Soon after the events of September 11, this seminar series was founded by INP's Robert Jay Lifton. This seminar explores the political, psychological, and health issues surrounding mass violence.read more
INP hosted Zamir Akram, Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, who gave a talk entitled, "Terrorism, Identity, and Moderation: The Struggle for Pakistan's Soul."read more
Through the years, INP has hosted a wide range of practitioners, academics, and international leaders to discuss the roles of identity and emotions in negotiation and conflict situations.read more