VIU Workshop: “The Great Bazaar” by Ambassador Merola

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by intern No Comments


Friday, 4 April 2014, from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm

“The Great Bazaar”
The Art of Negotiating in a disordered World

Classroom 9A

The chosen theme is absolutely crucial in contemporary globalized world: INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS. Assuming that in the future we shall face growing difficulties in the provision of essential goods (water, energy, food), the alternative is to resolve conflict through force or negotiation. The aim of the workshop is to show what negotiation is about and how its success will depend on finding a solution that turns out to be the most advantageous to all the parties involved.

The workshop will address the following themes:

-  Introduction to International Negotiation: Conflicts and Agreements

-  Competition and Collaboration: The Theory of Games

-  The Negotiating Process: Simulation Game

The Workshop will be coordinated by Ambassador Alessandro Merola, who joined the Italian diplomatic service in 1972 and began his career by serving in the Directorate General for Personnel and Administration. His first two overseas assignments were at the Italian Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels and then in the Economic Department of the Italian Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. Among other things, he also served as Ambassador in Belgrade, Serbia. He was promoted to the diplomatic rank of “Minister Plenipotentiary” in 2005 and presently serves at the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers as Diplomatic Advisor.


The activities are integral part of Professor Dallara’s course “Global Governance for Peace and Security, Cooperation and Development.”

The Workshop is open to all VIU and Ca’ Foscari students and professors.  Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

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