Dinner Series

Dinner Series – Peace Negotiations: Supporting Parties vs. Supporting a Process

Monday, April 3, 2023 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

1233 37th St NW (The Green House)

*Dinner will be served
If interested, please fill out a brief application form by Tuesday, March 28 @ 5:00 pmspace is limited.

About the Speaker

Tyler Jess Thompson is a Senior Advisor in the Negotiations Support Unit (NSU) at the U.S. Department of State.  Most recently, he was the Senior Expert on Negotiations and Peace Process Support at the US Institute of Peace. He also served as USAID’s Atrocities Prevention Advisor from 2016 to 2019, leading engagement at the NSC and in the interagency.

Tyler is a lawyer, barred in New York, and has served as a strategic advisor on international law, peace negotiations, ceasefires, atrocities prevention, transitional justice, and post-conflict transitions for governments, parties, and civil society in a broad range of countries. Tyler is formerly the policy director for United for a Free Syria and counsel to a coalition of pro-democracy Syrian-American advocacy and educational organizations. For six years, Thompson served as legal counsel at the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), where he directed their ceasefires practice area. He managed PILPG’s offices in Tripoli, Libya, and Pristina, Kosovo.  Tyler’s research and practitioner areas include peace negotiations, cease-fires, agreement drafting, crisis management, transitional justice, atrocities prevention, post-conflict legislative reform, disaster diplomacy, and constitution drafting processes. He has advised the U.S. government, other states, conflict parties, and civil society in Syria, Libya, Yemen, Kosovo, Georgia, Burma, South Sudan, Philippines, Cameroon, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia. Tyler holds a Juris Doctor and a Masters in International Affairs from American University. He holds a Bachelors in English and Gender Studies from Boston College.

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