When seeing the words “Arab Spring” in headlines or on the internet, the first thoughts one has might be negative. The Arab Spring did, after all, cause significant change in many countries, but it also brought about a significant amount of violence in the Middle East, perpetuated by both government and rebel forces, and it […]
When training mediators in our mediator skills training course, one of the things our trainers emphasise is that mediators need to be committed to the process and persevere in order to facilitate settlement – long beyond when the parties might want to give up. This week I have been working with the mediation board of […]
Note: this interview was originally published in Spanish in “La Notaria” magazine in 2014. The original article can be view here. Throughout his extensive career, James South has developed training courses in institutions and universities of universal prestige, including the Notary College of Catalonia, and has been an advisor for the World Bank, the Foreign […]
Last week I was in Delhi, India delivering a programme on Managing Disputes and Difficult Conversation in the Boardroom with my CEDR colleague, Susanne Schuler. This programme has been developed over a number of years as a CEDR foundation project, in partnership with IFC/World Bank, and applies mediator techniques to upskill board members in resolving […]
As a 17-year-old boy, having just finished secondary school I went on a one-year adventure living and going to school in Argentina as an exchange student. Ever since that time I have enjoyed interacting with Spanish speakers and practising using the Spanish that I learned in that year. As I began my professional life, I […]
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