The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Date: 

Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Bruno Verdini, Lecturer, Urban Planning and Negotiation, MIT SA+P & MIT SHASS; Assistant Director, MIT Science Impact Collaborative; and Visiting Faculty, Asia School of Business+MIT Sloan, will present "Negotiating Persuasively in a Volatile Climate."

Bruno Verdini, Lecturer, Urban Planning and Negotiation, MIT SA+P & MIT SHASS; Assistant Director, MIT Science Impact Collaborative; and Visiting Faculty, Asia School of Business+MIT Sloan, will present "Negotiating Persuasively in a Volatile Climate."

Dangerous droughts, storms, and fires are becoming increasingly ubiquitous on our planet. These disasters amplify the intensity of the conflicts our communities are called on to address. The proactive mindset, agile planning, and reciprocal partnership that can bring forth robust solutions, amidst such a degree of environmental and social complexity, tend not to make it to the front page. Yet, behind the scenes, there continue to be bold stakeholders, working across political and economic divides, and practicing effective water and energy diplomacy with tangible impacts. Using time-tested examples of the Colorado River and the Gulf of Mexico as springboards, this interactive presentation and conversation will emphasize negotiation strategies and behaviors proven to meaningfully assist in turning the tide wherever applied.

Bruno Verdini, MIT Ph.D. in Negotiation, Communication, Diplomacy and Leadership, is author of MIT Press’ best-seller Winning Together: The Natural Resource Negotiation Playbook, and is a recipient of MIT’s D’Arbeloff Award for Excellence in Education and MIT’s Teaching with Digital Technology Award. Building on negotiation strategy and conflict resolution coaching with cabinet officials, C-suite executives, non-profit leaders, and young professionals hailing from over 60 countries, his applied teaching and research manifests a multi-cultural heritage with roots in three continents and diverse spiritual traditions.

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Contact: dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu