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Gerry Adams stopped from entering White House

US Secret Service expresses regret after Gerry Adams stopped from entering White House By Daniel McConnell, Political Editor in Washington DC Update (9.20pm): The US Secret Service has this evening apologised to Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams after he was refused entry into the White House. “The Secret Service would like to express our regret that […]

Taking action for peaceful and inclusive societies

THE PEACE DIRECT BLOG Taking action for peaceful and inclusive societies Posted by Sara Homayouni Every year, the World Bank hosts a Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) Forum in Washington DC. This year’s theme Taking action for peaceful and inclusive societies saw hundreds of attendees from a variety of organisations over the course of three days full of […]

Conflict resolution skills vital to presidents

OPINION By Steven DeSalvo After four years of careful research on relationships, one required skill seems more pronounced in this presidential race than ever before: Conflict resolution. Where candidates fail or succeed tends to be more and more dependent on their ability to engage in constructive conflict resolution with results that achieve a win-win more […]

The Ins and Outs of Arbitration

What is Dispute Resolution in Law:  What is dispute resolution in law and how do alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods like arbitration fit into a legal framework? BY PON STAFF  A “one-shot” form of dispute resolution, arbitration is usually faster and cheaper than litigation. In addition, rather than being assigned a judge, parties are able to select their […]

Famous Negotiators: Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin

Famous Negotiators: Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin This negotiation example from diplomatic negotiations not only sheds light on how to deal with a difficult person but also how to achieve your aims at the bargaining table BY KATIE SHONK — ON FEBRUARY 29TH, 2016  At a January press conference last year, German chancellor Angela Merkel […]

Interview-Christophe Imhoos

Christophe Imhoos What requirements do you think a good mediator should have?   Any mediator should have preliminary completed a certified training course on general mediation of at least 200 hours which includes both theory (elementary principles on communication, conflict, psychology and law) and practice (role-play and practice analysis). More generally, any mediator should develop […]

Negotiation thinking

Did you know that there’s a way to turn damaging discussions into constructive conversations? Today, our Sunday Minute tip comes from Francesca Gino, the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and the author of Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan (Harvard Business Review […]

Interview-Noah Stein

QUESTIONS   Please answer those questions you consider more appropriate:   What requirements do you think a good mediator should have?   A successful mediator needs to balance three core elements: Deal negotiation skill (including salesmanship, incentive psychology/game theory, and the ability to work from a bigger picture, including, but not limited to the basic […]

Interview-Monica Hanaway

    Please answer those questions you consider more appropriate: What requirements do you think a good mediator should have? Good mediators need psychological understanding of the parties to the conflict and of themselves. They need to be able to hold a belief in the possibility of change even when evidence makes them doubt it. […]

Interview-David Silvera, Speaker WMS 2016

QUESTIONS   Please answer those questions you consider more appropriate:   What requirements do you think a good mediator should have? A mediator’s work is to change the interactions between parties and improve communication, In order to create a change, by means of re-framing the problem that is at stake. A professional mediator should be […]