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Partner Todd C. Toral Participates in Harvard’s “Red Horizon” Political Negotiation Exercise

For two days starting on December 13, Partner Todd C. Toral participated in “Red Horizon,” an immersive global crisis exercise in which the more than 50 participants were told “the fate of this universe is in your hands.”

Created by the Negotiation Task Force of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the systemic multi-constituency exercise confronted Mr. Toral and other participants with advanced negotiation, decision-making and leadership challenges.

Participants assumed individual roles as top political and military leadership from the United States, Russian Federation and People’s Republic of China.  The exercise combined events and developments inspired from real-world events that culminated in a rapidly unfolding global crisis that participants worked to resolve through simulated diplomatic and military actions.

Mr. Toral has extensive international law experience.  He represents clients in cross-border disputes, and also represents the International Rescue Committee, Lawyers Without Borders, DT Institute and Democracy Council on rule of law work.  Mr. Toral has served as an observer of and represented certain interests in trials of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and is currently studying for a masters in International Relations at Harvard.