All posts by John Lande

Drop Everything and Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right Now

I generally prefer not to tell people what to do.  So perhaps I should reframe the title of this post to “If You Don’t Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right This Minute, You Will Hate Yourself Forever.” I refer to Noam Ebner’s forthcoming article, Negotiation is Changing, which is part of the Tower of Babel symposium.  He … Continue reading Drop Everything and Read Noam’s Masterpiece Right Now

Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding

Earlier, I posted drafts of the articles from the Missouri’s Tower of Babel symposium last fall.  My introductory essay synthesizes insights from the symposium. The following is the conclusion from that essay, without footnotes. Our current negotiation theory needs improvement.  As we develop better negotiation theory, we should start by appreciating the valuable work that … Continue reading Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding

Drafts of Tower of Babel Symposium Articles

I am pleased to share with you drafts of the articles from Missouri’s symposium last fall, Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. Clicking on the titles below will take you to the abstracts with more information about each piece as well as a link to the articles … Continue reading Drafts of Tower of Babel Symposium Articles

A Model Dispute Resolution Firm

Recently, all-around mensch David Hoffman, the founder of the Boston Law Collaborative, circulated a note about his firm’s new website with the following description of the firm. “Boston Law Collaborative is a multidisciplinary law firm devoted to conflict resolution and the practice of collaborative law.  Our goal is to save our clients time, money, and … Continue reading A Model Dispute Resolution Firm

What the World Needs Now

From TFOI Jackie Font-Guzmán: The Werner Institute and the 2040 Initiative at the Creighton University School of Law invite you to a symposium exploring how the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision of Loving v. Virginia has influenced society institutionally, demographically and relationally. The symposium, entitled 50 Years of Loving: Seeking Justice Through Love and Relationships, … Continue reading What the World Needs Now

To SIRs (Lela Love and Dwight Golann) With Love

From GFOI Hal Abramson: Dear Friends and Colleagues: This past weekend the Board of Governors selected International Academy of Mediators (IAM)’s new Scholars in Residence (SIR) in light of the fact that our current wonderful scholar, Hal Abramson, is at the end of his tenure with us.  Thanks to Hal we have established a durable … Continue reading To SIRs (Lela Love and Dwight Golann) With Love

What is Negotiation, Anyway?

I know, I know.  This sounds like another one of my dumb questions. Actually, it is surprisingly difficult.  Consider the following activities. Kids trading baseball cards, parents promising children ice cream if they finish eating their veggies, large groups of friends ordering dinner at a Chinese restaurant, families planning a vacation, tourists haggling at a … Continue reading What is Negotiation, Anyway?

Building Common Ground Between Bubbles – Part 5

On January 10, President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries. Although some people obviously disagree with President Obama politically, hopefully most people would agree with the following ideas.  As I wrote previously, understanding and empathizing with others does not mean that … Continue reading Building Common Ground Between Bubbles – Part 5