November 7, 2013

Tan Pan Symposium

By Andrea Schneider

I just returned from a fabulous weekend in Hong Kong (and yes, I would suggest staying longer next time.)  Nadja Alexander, Jim Coben, and Chris Honeyman put together a really diverse and interesting group of people to discuss Modern Negotiation and Ancient Wisdom.  The articles coming out of the conference will form the next issue of Tan Pan–a journal on conflict resolution in both Chinese and English which is a joint project of the International Institute for Conflict Engagement and Resolution (IICER) at Hong Kong and the Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University Law School.  Highlights included Dining in the Dark (a dinner completely in pitch black), a great walking tour of older Hong Kong neighborhoods, and a conference run with a world cafe methodology that kept us moving and active throughout the day.  My contribution (or at least my commitment!) is to co-author an article with a colleague from Singapore tentatively titled “Gearing up for Battle: Ancient Warrior Wisdom for the Modern Negotiator.”  The article will look at Sun Tzu (I’ve been intrigued since Michael’s post), Gita (an ancient Hindu story), and the Torah.  Please let me know if you have any ideas!  And I know that Tan Pan would love your contribution as well.

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