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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

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

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?

Some Highlights of the Tower of Babel Symposium

As you may have heard, we held the Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7. We had a lively discussion about what the heck is negotiation, how to know what really happens in negotiation, the role of context in … Continue reading Some Highlights of the Tower of Babel Symposium

Global Pound Conference, Papal Encyclical on the Environment, and Cyberweek

We have such an incredible group of people in our community doing wonderful work in so many different areas. Forty years ago, at the 1976 Pound Conference, Frank Sander proposed the multi-door courthouse.  Before then, mediation and arbitration had been widely used in the labor context for decades but there wasn’t much else going on … Continue reading Global Pound Conference, Papal Encyclical on the Environment, and Cyberweek

Last Call for the Tower of Babel Symposium

Here’s one last reminder about the University of Missouri’s symposium, Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding, which will take place this Friday, October 7, from 9 am to noon Central Time. Click here if you want to watch it live-streamed or if you want to watch videos … Continue reading Last Call for the Tower of Babel Symposium