Smolny Beyond Borders

A Liberal Arts Initiative

On Negotiations Capabilities in the Modern World



Tuesday, 19 December, 4 PM CET

As the world witnesses a surge in aggressive acts, the call for negotiations echoes louder than ever. Yet, paradoxically, the very same environments witnessing these calls often find themselves entangled in further aggression. In this thought-provoking event, we’ll explore the apparent dichotomy between the advocacy for negotiations and the persistence of aggressive actions. 
Our featured speaker, Mikhail Allakhverdov, a seasoned mediator, brings a wealth of experience to the table. He will engage in a dynamic dialogue with Marat Atnashev and Timur Atnashev, creators of role-playing simulations that vividly replicate major conflicts. With empirical data gathered from these simulations, our discussion aims to shed light on the practical efficacy of negotiations in both current ongoing conflicts and potential future confrontations. We will also explore the relevance and the limits of the negotiations simulations as an analytical and predictive tool. 
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain insights, ask questions, and participate in a nuanced exploration of the complexities surrounding the power and limitations of negotiations in our ever-evolving global landscape. Join us for a stimulating conversation that goes beyond rhetoric, in hopes to offer a fresh perspective on the role of negotiations in resolving conflicts