Presentation at the Korbel School

I gave a talk at the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, at the invitation of the university’s Conflict Resolution Institute. The talk, based on my doctoral research, was titled “Inclusivity and Peace Negotiations: Engaging Armed Groups and Civil Society” and featured Prof. Tim Sisk as discussant. The Institute’s newsletter just came out with a nice write-up by student Rowan Mundhenk–thanks Rowan! Thanks also to Prof. Tamra d’Estree for the invitation.

Consultation in Burma/Myanmar

I had the enormous good fortune to conduct training and consultation with some groups involved in the country’s ongoing peace process in Myanmar/Burma. This was at the invitation of U.S. Institute of Peace’s Burma office, headed by Vanessa Johanson and colleagues Kyi Kyi Sein and Ye Htut (pictured). Learned a lot and am hoping to go back!


Recording of webinar: Engaging Civil Society in Peacemaking

Yesterday I conducted a webinar, “Engaging Civil Society in Peacemaking” hosted by the International Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Below is a recording in case you missed it. The full recording is 53 minutes; my actual talk runs approx. from minutes 3-28. The questions were great so listen to those too if you have time. Thanks Giuseppe Leone and Kyra Buchko of ACR!

Radio interview

I was recently interviewed on a local radio show for businesses about mediation & facilitation–listen to my two short (10-min.) segments here: /C_C_7-18_03.mp3

Please join me for a free 1-hr. webinar “Engaging Civil Society in Peacemaking” sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution’s International Section
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1:00pm Eastern Time (10:00am Pacific Time | 11:00am Mountain Time | 6:00pm London/UK Time).

Click here for more details and to register.

Listen to me on the radio

I’m excited to announce I’ll be live on the radio in the 4:00 pm MDT hour Tuesday (July 18) on 1690 am Denver and also livestreamed. I’ll be talking about mediation and facilitation in business for the show “Connect and Collaborate,” the voice of the Colorado Business Roundtable, hosted by Paul Kullman and Tammy Schmidt. It’s part of the Money Talk series. I’ll also post a recording when it’s over. Hope you’ll listen!

Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program 10th anniversary


Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program 10th anniversary symposium I was invited to the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program for its 10th anniversary symposium. I spoke on a panel titled “Political Dialogue: The Promises and Perils of Facilitation.” Pictured here are (from left to right in the first photo) Toby Berkman, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, Bob Bordone, me, Fr. Josh Thomas, and Liz Joyner. The theme of the panel was how facilitated dialogue or consensus building could help overcome political divides. The event was held before the US elections; the theme seems even more fitting now. Thank you HNMCP and my co-panelists for a stimulating and inspiring discussion.
"Political Dialogue: The Promises and Perils of Facilitation."
Also great to see my old Brown classmate James Kerwin of the Harvard Program on Negotiation.
Photos by Tom Fitzsimmons, copyright HNMCP/Tom FitzsimmonsSuzanne Ghais PhD