Negotiating a Transitional Governing Body in Syria


After five years of conflict in Syria, over a quarter million Syrians have died, and approximately half of the Syrian population has been displaced. For the first time since the Geneva II Peace Conference ended in February 2014, the international community has initiated efforts to bring an end to the conflict, including a cessation of hostilities and resumption of peace talks in Geneva. The purpose of this negotiation simulation is to identify key issues and potential solutions to points of impasse likely to arise during negotiations between the Syrian Opposition and Syrian Regime on issues relating to the creation of a transitional governing body. Each participant will be assigned to play the role of one of the key actors in the Syrian peace process, and will negotiate key elements of a future transitional governing body in working groups. At the end of the simulation, all participants will be invited to share their comments and suggest lessons learned in a brief roundtable discussion.

Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) is a global pro bono law firm with over 20 years of experience in peace negotiations and post-conflict constitution drafting.PILPG designs and runs negotiation simulations on various aspects of conflicts around the globe in order to surface critical issues in each conflict and develop innovative diplomatic solutions. PILPG’s negotiation simulations are developed using the methodology employed by the United States Department of State’s National Foreign Affairs Training Institute, which runs similar negotiations for U.S. diplomats prior to negotiations.

Please RSVP to Chloe O'Kelly at in order to participate. ASIL is a co-sponsor of this event. 

Date and Location

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
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