document.write("\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=16307&information_id=44182&type=&syndicate=syndicate\" target=\"blank\" \u003ePeace and Conflict Studies Presents: Prof. Jo-Anne Hart\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e10/23/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e7:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e8:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\u003cspan id=\"docs-internal-guid-c6aaa12f-52af-951a-5d78-0ab61bac71e6\"\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\r\n\u003cp dir=\"ltr\" style=\"line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; font-size: 12pt; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027;\"\u003eJo-Anne Hart\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027;\"\u003e is adjunct professor at the Watson Institute and professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She specializes in US security in the Persian Gulf, with particular reference to Iran. \u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027;\"\u003eHart also works as a practitioner in international conflict resolution: she is active with the international NGO Search for Common Ground, where she also serves on the Board of Directors. She has worked with the US military for more than a decade.\r\nHart has years of experience in simulations, in security decision making exercises both as a participant at the national level and in designing simulations to support her own teaching. She gives briefings to senior military leaders and has lectured widely in the US and abroad.\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nHer lecture, \u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; white-space: pre-wrap;\"\u003eField Notes from Two Decades Pursuing Conflict Transformation Between the US and Iran\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; white-space: pre-wrap;\"\u003e, asks the following question: \u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"white-space: pre-wrap;\"\u003eWhy has it been so difficult to ease the longstanding hostility between the US and Iran despite mutual interests which could be well served?\r\nSpeaking from her own experience taking part in unofficial, so-called Track Two, talks with Iranian negotiators since 1996, Prof. Hart will illustrate the process of seeking conflict resolution. At the same time, she is an invited expert for various US military exercises where she encourages threat reduction with Iran.  Hart will describe the back-channel process she initiated with Iranians and other key stakeholders in the Persian Gulf to avoid a naval incident at sea in those crowded and critical waters.\r\nThis event is open to the public.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan id=\"docs-internal-guid-c6aaa12f-52af-951a-5d78-0ab61bac71e6\" style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eEliana Yankelev, eyankel1@swarthmore.edu, (610) 328-7676\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eKohlberg : Kohlberg, Scheuer Room\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&id=4767\" border=\"0\" alt=\"US/Iran Flag\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&thumbnail=thumbnail&thumbnailwidth=100&id=4767&square=N\" border=\"0\" alt=\"US/Iran Flag\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Calendar, Academic Departments & Programs, Home Page Highlight, Intercultural Center, Lang Center, Public Events, Student Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003ePeace and Conflict Studies, Arabic, History, Political Science, Islamic Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e10/23/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e");