Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: Modelling the international end game

Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: Modelling the international end game
Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: Modelling the international end game

Principal speaker

Dr Larry Crump

Most social systems, and many situations, operate within a chronological order that includes a beginning, a middle and an end. Substantial research has considered this temporal paradigm but surprisingly, few studies have focused specifically on the end game. I. William Zartman (Professor Emeritus, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University), led a group of fifteen negotiation scholars to Cetinje Montenegro, supported by UNDP funding, to study this question in 2015. The Montenegro Workshop produced a manuscript that will be published later this year by Cambridge University Press. This GAI seminar will present a chapter from this book that examines bilateral trade treaty negotiations involving five APEC member economies: Australia, Chile, Singapore, South Korea and the United States. Case study data and analysis supports the development of an inductive model of the end game, that may have relevance to many complex international negotiations. This seminar is jointly supported by the Griffith Asia Institute and the Department of International Business and Asian Studies (IBAS).

Larry Crump is a GAI member, Deputy Director of the APEC Study Centre at Griffith University, and teaches for IBAS (soon to be re-named the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation) within the Griffith Business School. Larry has spent the past fifteen-years studying international negotiation in three settings: multilateral (FAO, GATT-WTO, G20, UNFCCC), regional (APEC, European Union, Mercosur, Pacific Alliance, Union for the Mediterranean) and bilateral (free trade agreements involving many national governments) to develop knowledge of negotiation linkage theory, coalition theory, temporal theory, turning points theory, intractable conflict, national resilience, and negotiation strategy.


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