By Andrew Fiddy, Project Coordinator, Skills Solutions The power of interest-based negotiation should not be underestimated in the resolution of conflict in Syria. UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan has once again touched down in Damascus to hold cease-fire talks with President Bashar al-Assad. The escalating violence within Syria that has left many dead […]
By Daniel Kershen, CEDR Foundation Project Co-ordinator Research this weekend has revealed the reason behind the human proclivity of remaining positive, even in the face of grave adversity reports the BBC. It turns out that “laughing in the face of danger” is not necessarily down to bravery or courage, but rather a propensity for the […]
By Fiona Colquhoun, Director, and Daniel Kershen, Foundation Co-ordinator, CEDR Personnel Today, 23rd May 2011, reports on the findings of a conflict management survey, (XpertHR) describing how half of the organisations surveyed have adapted their conflict resolution strategies to include mediation. This is positive news for long term mediation campaigners such as CEDR. The survey […]
by Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR When someone takes a position in a challenge or competition in order to win, they become dedicated to that position and to a large extent it will dictate their actions and how they respond to subsequent events. It is with this in mind that we might interpret […]
by Dr Karl Mackie CBE, mediator and Chief Executive, CEDR Recent events have been moving so fast it is as if several years of history-making events have been squeezed into a matter of weeks. For CEDR, it was important but intriguing, that the Royal Family in Bahrain responded to the recent national unrest with a call […]
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