How does conflict exist within cities? What are the possibilities for conflict transformation within Belfast, Jerusalem and other divided cities? These are two of the many questions that the Conflict in Cities and the Contested State research group are investigating in their ten-year project. Presenting a flavour of their research last week, at an event […]
In Pakistan it is normal to refer to older men who have some status in the community as ‘shahib’ after using their name. This term denotes respect and a certain amount of deference, and is completely normal in conversational and professional contexts. It is important to note that there is no similar term used for […]
One of the downsides of training mediators internationally is that you often do not get to see how they develop; after training even though one may return to the jurisdiction, it is often not possible to track all the mediators that you have trained. This is also true of those we equip to become local […]
Apparently, 85% of people in the workplace have ideas and knowledge they are afraid to voice to their bosses or colleagues. This is why Microsoft ‘missed’ the internet back in the 90s and why Google somehow managed to miss the social networking hype. I think it’s safe to say at a great majority of Google’s […]
Last week I had a 90 minute telephone conflict coaching session with a lawyer in a remote location on the other side of the world. The purpose of the call was to provide conflict coaching which is aimed at “unlocking a person’s potential to effectively engage with a specific area of conflict that they are […]
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