J T Rogers’ play, Oslo, is performed at the National Theatre, London, from 5 - 23 September. It opens in the West End, London, at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 2 October to 30 December.
It draws on the experiences of
Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband, social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen
who fixed secret meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine
The Free Thinking BBC Radio 3
programme: ‘Diplomacy’ discusses the play and the art of negotiation with
Philip Dodd and guests, Sir John
Jenkins, Gabrielle Rifkind, Michael Burleigh, and Dr Beyza Unal
Tuesday 19 September, 22.00 hrs
Sir John Jenkins is a former diplomat and Executive Director
of The International Institute for Strategic Studies - Middle East. He's been
HM Consul-General in Israel, and Ambassador to Syria, Iraq and Saudia Arabia.
Gabrielle Rifkind is a senior consultant to the Middle East
Programme, which she founded and directed until 2015. She is the Director of
the Oxford Process, an independent preventive diplomacy initiative pioneered
through her dialogue work with Oxford Research Group (ORG).
Michael Burleigh is a historian and author of books including
A Cultural History of Terrorism; Small Wars, Far Away Places: The Genesis of
the Modern World and Moral Combat: A History of World War Two.
Dr Beyza Unal is a research fellow with the International
Security Department at Chatham House. She specializes in nuclear weapons
policies and leads projects on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear
weapons. Dr Unal is also conducting research on cybersecurity.
Programme Producer: Eliane Glaser