Poker, Law and Diplomacy

I met Harvard Law Professor and Berkman Center founder Charles Nesson after ineptly trying to carry a fax machine on my back to his house while riding a bicycle. Predictably, I fell over, and arrived at his front door, the fax machine still intact, covered with scrapes and bike grease. His wonderful wife took me in and cleaned me up, and I subsequently learned about Professor Nesson's latest quest to use poker to teach strategic thinking in business, law and as of today, international relations. To be honest, I've never been a huge poker player, but I'm fascinated by the concept of games teaching serious life lessons. If you are in the Cambridge/Somerville area today at 12:30PM, join us for good Thai food and better conversation.

What can
teach us about

The Clash of Civilizations and International Trade Law Through the Lens of a Card Game

A Fletcher Roundtable with
Professor Charles R. Nesson
Weld Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Founder, Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
12:30PM, The Fletcher School, Mugar 235
Thai food will be served

Sponsored by the Fletcher International Law Society and the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society
Contact Josh Goldstein at or Sam Feldman at for more information

For recent articles about this new initiative...
High Stakes: A Harvard Professor Puts an Academic Face on Poker (Boston Globe 11/5/07)
Poker Just a Game of Cards? Don't Bet On It (Tufts Daily, 11/8/07)

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  • Sounds wonderful Joshua. Wish I could make it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:02 AM  

  • love it love it love it and wish so much I could come!

    By Blogger hmb, at 9:46 AM  

  • Yes! How did it go???

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:18 PM  

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