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New Dialogues – Thoughts from a Young Leader

On October 25th 2019, we are running the third edition of the CEDR New Dialogues programme, which aims to bring together 50 young leaders from all avenues of life to spend a day in free expert training, learning the key skills required to manage conflict and difficult conversations. The event is open to anyone aged […]

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Future Leader Spotlight – Elliot Boakes

The CEDR New Dialogues programme is back following a successful inaugural training in October 2017 which saw 40 young leaders from the world’s of government, law, business and the voluntary sector receive training from CEDR. The CEDR New Dialogues programme offers a unique opportunity for young and emerging leaders to develop 21st Century, conflict management, […]

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Future Leader Spotlight – Ebunlomo Azeez

The CEDR New Dialogues programme is back following a successful inaugural training in October 2017 which saw 40 young leaders from the worlds of government, law, business and the voluntary sector receive expert training from CEDR. The CEDR New Dialogues programme offers a unique opportunity for young and emerging leaders to develop 21st Century conflict […]

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Big Projects, Big Disputes – Bring in the Mediators

71 countries across 4 continents. 65% of the world’s population. 1/3 of Global GDP. 4 – 8 trillion USD overall investment. These are just a handful of the eye-watering numbers associated with one of the largest infrastructure and investment projects in history – China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative. Coined as the modern day […]

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The Times they are a Changin’

When trawling the annals of the internet, you never know what you will find. But, every so often you stumble across a gem. Buried in the BBC archives, my scattershot googling led me to this: The Search for Agreement – Mediation (2000) on the BBC World Service, Global Business. For some at CEDR and the […]

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