Creative negotiation skills and exchange for high school students in Sha’ar Hanegev & San Diego

PATHWAYS Institute for Negotiation Education is pleased to announce the launch of a new cross-Atlantic partnership to offer a unique series of virtual joint learning and exchange workshops for high school students in San Diego (USA) and Sha’ar Hanegev (Israel), as part of the cities’ sister-city relationship.

The program is being developed in partnership with the San Diego Diplomacy Council, the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, La Jolla Country Day School, and Sha’ar Hanegev High School

12 motivated students engaged or interested in Model United Nations programs in San Diego will be selected to meet virtually with 12 peers from Sha’ar Hanegev for a dynamic series of 3 interactive 90-minute virtual workshops facilitated by PATHWAYS.

Through a variety of role plays, simulations, and learning games, students will discover a problem-solving model for negotiation based on methodology developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project, while exchanging and developing relationships with their international counterparts. Together, students will explore how a structured, creative approach to negotiation can serve them in their roles as MUN delegates, and in their personal and professional lives beyond. 

Participants selected for this program will also be invited to take part in the 2nd annual hybrid in-person / virtual T&T MUN, to be held April 17, where they can reconnect and apply their new skills.

Dates: February 3, 10, & 17
Times: 8:00am – 9:30am Pacific // 18:00 – 19:30 ISR
Location: ZOOM
Application Deadline
LJCDS – 1/20; SDDC & Sha’ar Hanegev – 1/25

Questions? Please contact:

LJCDS: Jonathan Shulman –:
SDDC: Jessica Frank –
Sha’ar Hanegev: Carol Wolff –

Program Facilitator

Avi Goldstein is the Founder and International Executive Director of PATHWAYS Institute for Negotiation Education, where he works to build individual, organizational and social capacity in problem-solving, creative negotiation. He started his career in negotiation working with Vantage Partners, a consulting firm in Boston, MA spun out of the Harvard Negotiation Project. Over the past decade, Avi has been developing PATHWAYS to mainstream problem-solving negotiation as a life skill taught as part of formal education, and, through joint learning and exchange, to build bridges between communities. He has created and facilitated programs with hundreds of schools and thousands of students across continents. In addition to his work with PATHWAYS, Avi currently lectures with Advanced Masters students at Solvay Brussels School for Economics & Management and with a variety of other universities and organizations.

Avi Goldstein

Avi is Founder and International Executive Director of PATHWAYS.