On November 18, 2022, the Cardozo Journal for Conflict Resolution hosted a symposium entitled “Negotiation Strategies for War by Other Means.” Academics and practitioners in the fields of dispute resolution, national security, and cyber security came together to explore the changing landscape of international conflicts and the role that dispute resolution can play in strengthening the capacity to respond effectively to hybrid warfare attacks. The symposium was inspired by the work of Project Seshat, a group of negotiation experts with a variety of scholarly and practical backgrounds in business, law, sociology, and law enforcement.
The symposium began with a keynote address from Anne Leslie the Cloud Risk and Controls Leader Europe for IBM Cloud for Financial Services. Leslie’s remarks offer advice for assessing interests and positions in today's complex, dangerous, and hyper-polarized environment.
The program consisted of three panels, the first of which was moderated by Christopher Honeyman. The panels included "How does Hybrid Warfare Impact Us" with Calvin Chrustie of The Critical Risk Team; "How to Bring Down a Government in 120 Days” with Christopher Corpora of Hala Systems, LLC; and “Where is Negotiation in Hybrid Conflict?” with Professor Art Hinshaw of Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law.
Professor Lela Love moderated the second panel, which consisted of two topics. The first was “A Theory of Interests in the Context of Hybrid Warfare: It’s Complicated,” with Professor Cynthia Alkon of Texas A&M University School of Law and Professor Sanda Kaufman of Cleveland State University. The second topic was "Negotiating Hybrid Warfare or Managing Hybrid Conflict?" with Professor Sharon Press of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Professor Andrea Kupfer Schneider of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and Professor Nancy Welsh of Texas A&M University School of Law.
Professor Andrea Kupfer Schneider moderated the final panel, which included “How the Private Sector Can Navigate Hybrid Warfare” with Nikki Covino of Credit Suisse, Anne Leslie of IBM Cloud for Financial Services, and Jennifer Mulvihill of BlueVoyant. The second topic was "Government & National Security Responses to Hybrid Warfare" with Calvin Chrustie of the Critical Risk Team and Lee Licata of the U.S. Department of Justice. The final topic was "The Role of the Dispute Resolution Community in Hybrid Warfare" with Christopher Honeyman of Convenor Conflict Management and Ellen Parker of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.