- PhD, International Relations, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
MA, Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
BS, Human Services, St. John’s University, magna cum laude
- Languages Spoken
- Spanish, French, and a bit of Arabic
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- Spot where JFK gave the 1963 Commencement Speech and announced nuclear test ban negotiations
- Favorite Place in Washington DC
- Lincoln Memorial
- Book Currently Reading
- Umberto Eco, Name of the Rose
- Dr. Anthony Wanis-St. John researches international negotiation and mediation: military negotiations, ceasefires, humanitarian negotiations and peace processes in particular. He has created several advanced courses on negotiation for SIS, ranging from interpersonal skills and analysis to complex multilateral challenges. He also conducts advanced negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution trainings for US military and civilian agencies, international organizations, humanitarian NGOs as well as business organizations around the world. He is an advisor to the Academy of International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the United States Institute of Peace. His work also supports civil-military integration for the US government. He helped create a partnership between USIP and SIS which gives the SIS community access to USIP Global Campus courses
Books | Edited Volume (Refereed) | Book Chapters | Journal Issues - Guest Editor | Refereed Journal Articles | Non-Refereed Journal Articles | Research Reports | Reviews and Review Essays | Research Monographs | Peer-Reviewed Policy Papers and Publications | Pedagogy
- Back Channel Negotiation: Secrecy in the Middle East Peace Process. Syracuse University Press, 2011.
- Conflict Prevention and Management in the New Security Context: Case of Macedonia, with M. Mitrevska, A. Grizold, V. Buchovski (Open Society Institute, 2009) (Table of Contents; Chapters 1 and 9)
- In Macedonian
- "The Intermediation of Turkey and Brazil between Iran and the Western Powers," with Arunjana Das, in Doga Ulas Eralp, ed. Turkey as Mediator: Stories of Success and Failure (Lexington Books, 2016)
- “International Conflict Resolution: From Knowledge to Practice and Back Again,” with Suzanne Ghais, in P. Coleman, M. Deutsch, and E. Marcus, eds.The Handbook of Conflict Resolution 3rd ed. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2014), Ch. 56.
- “Indigenous Peacebuilding,” in Roger Mac Ginty, ed., Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding (London: Routledge, 2013), Ch. 28, pp. 360 - 374
- “Nuclear Negotiations: Iran, the EU (and the United States),” in G. Olivier Faure, ed., Unfinished Business: Saving International Negotiations From Failure (University of Georgia Press, 2012).
- “Structural Dimensions of Negotiations That Do Not End in Agreement,” with the late Christophe Dupont, in G. Olivier Faure, ed., Unfinished Business: Saving International Negotiations From Failure (University of Georgia Press, 2012).
- “Ancient Peacemakers: Exemplars for Humanity,” in Susan Allen Nan, Andrea Bartoli, Zachariah Mampilly, eds. Peacemaking: From Practice to Theory (Praeger, 2011), pp. 563-581.
- “Cultural Pathways in Negotiation and Conflict Management,” Chapter 8 in M. Moffitt and R. Bordone, eds., Handbook of Dispute Resolution (Jossey-Bass, 2005), pp. 118-134.
- “Peace Processes, Secret Negotiations and Civil Society,” special thematic issue of International Negotiation, vol. 13, no. 1 (2008).
- "Impediments to trade across the Green Line in Cyprus: The role of classic barriers and trust," with Omer Gokcekus, Dennis Nottebaum and Jessica Henson, Journal of Peace Research, vol. 49, no. 6 (November 2012)
- “Civil Society and Peace Negotiations: Confronting Exclusion,” International Negotiation, vol. 13, no. 1 (2008), with Darren Kew.
- “Back Channel Negotiation: International Bargaining in the Shadows.” Negotiation Journal, vol. 22, no. 2 (2006): 119-144.
- “The National Security Council: Tool of Presidential Crisis Management,” Journal of Public and International Affairs, vol. 9, no. 1 (1998): 102-127.
- “Third Party Mediation Over Kashmir: A Modest Proposal,” International Peacekeeping, vol. 4, no. 4 (1997): 1-30.
- “The Mediating Role in the Kashmir Dispute Between India and Pakistan,” The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, vol. 21, no. 1 (1996): 173-195.
- “Implementing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Transitioning States: Lessons Learned From Practice” Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Vol. 5 (2000): 339-381.
- “Managers as Negotiators: The Power and Gender Mix,” Negotiation Journal, vol. 12, no. 4 (1996): 367-370.
- “Toward the ‘Next Generation’ of Research on Mediation and Third-Party Intervention,” Negotiation Journal, vol. 12, no. 3 (1996): 271-274.
- “Thinking Globally and Acting Locally,” Review Essay of Negotiating Globally, by J. Brett and Reaching for Higher Ground in Conflict Resolution, by F. Dukes, M. Piscolish and J. Stephens, Negotiation Journal, vol. 19, no. 3 (2003): 371-378.
- “Advice to Princes in the Global Age”: Review Essay of Power Sharing and International Mediation in Ethnic Conflicts, by T. Sisk and Elusive Peace, by I. W. Zartman, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, vol. 21, no. 2 (1997).
- Review of A Concise History of the Middle East, by A. Goldschmidt, Jr., The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, vol. 20, no. 2 (1996).
- Civil Society and Peace Negotiations: Why, Whether and How They Could Be Involved, with Thania Paffenholz and Darren Kew. Background paper for International Mediators’ Retreat, June 2006 Oslo Forum: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva, Switzerland, and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- An Assessment of Back Channel Diplomacy: Negotiations Between the Palestinians and Israelis, PON Paper 00-7 (September 2000) Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School.
- Resolving the Kashmir Conflict Between India and Pakistan: Prospects for Mediation, Working Paper Series, 96-2 Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School.
- The Negotiations Between the Palestinians and Israel: Short Term Breakthrough but Long Term Failure? Working Paper Series, 95-4 Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School.
- Setting the Table for Arab-Israeli Peace: The Role of Publics, Policy paper for the USIP Senior Working Group on the Middle East, Co-Chaired by Samuel R. Berger and Stephen A. Hadley, June 23, 2009.
- Training Manual on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice [Judicial training for Nigerian judges], co-authored with Darren Kew and Kevin Nwosu, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, October 2007.
- International Prevention Practices in the Culture of Drugs and Violence, U.S. Department of State, July 2005.
- “A Culture of Justice: Guatemala’s Post-Conflict Judicial Modernization,” World Bank, April 2004 (presented at World Bank’s “Scaling-Up Poverty Reduction” Conference in Shanghai, May 2004).
- “Evaluation of World Bank-supported ADR in Guatemala,” World Bank, March 2003.
- “Commercial Alternate Dispute Resolution in Bolivia,” Appendix “B” in S. Brown, C. Cervenak, D. Fairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs: A Guide for USAID, December 1997 (USAID Contract AEP-I-00-96-90022-00).
- “Comparative Peace Processes,” in Timothy A. McElwee, B. Welling Hall, Joseph Liechty, Julie Garber, eds., Peace, Justice and Security Studies: A Curriculum Guide, 7th ed. (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009) Ch. 14.6
“Cross Cultural Communication for National Security Officials,” Defense Information School, Joint Senior Public Affairs Officers Course, Department of Defense, Ft. Meade, MD, December 14, 2015
“Advanced Negotiations for Senior National Security Professionals” George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, National Security Studies Program, Senior Manager Course in National Security Leadership, Washington, DC, October 28, 2015
“Non-Transactional Negotiations in the Field: Hostages, Barricades and Checkpoints,” Fordham University Law School, 9TH Dispute Resolution Society Forum, New York, NY, October 5, 2015
“Negotiating Transitional Justice in Colombia,” United States Institute of Peace/USAID/WOLA/ICTJ, Conference on Historical Memory and Transitional Justice in Colombia's Peace Process, Washington DC, September 30, 2015
Grants and Sponsored Research
- Fulbright Senior Specialists Scholarship 2009; Curricular collaboration with the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Palestinian American Research Center Post Doctoral Fellowship, 2005
- Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation Doctoral Research Fellowship, 1999-2000
Work In Progress
- "Shooting for Peace: Negotiation of Ceasefires in Civil Wars."
Area of Expertise
international negotiation, military negotiations, ceasefires, humanitarian negotiations, peace process, back channel negotiation
Anthony Wanis-St. John researches international negotiation, military negotiations, ceasefires, humanitarian negotiations and peace processes. He has created several advanced courses on negotiation for SIS, ranging from interpersonal skills and analysis to complex international multilateral contexts. He also conducts advanced negotiation trainings, mediation and conflict resolution workshops in diverse organizational contexts and sectors. He is an advisor to the Academy of International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the United States Institute of Peace.