This spring HNMCP launched the first episode of what we hope will become a recurring podcast—The Listening Room.
Episode one is called “A Seat at the Table” and was crafted over the spring semester by then-Clinical Fellow, and now Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law Sara del Nido Budish ’13 and HNMCP clinical student Deanna Parrish ’16.
In the inaugural episode, Sara and Deanna unpack three very different experiences trying to entice stakeholders to the negotiating table—and what happened once they were there. From conversations at a public school to negotiations over the Iran nuclear program to a neighborhood in Baltimore, group decision-making is inevitably impacted by who’s at the table—and who’s not.
Conversation partners include: Nathan Abelman ’18, a former 6th grade math teacher and current student at Harvard Law School; Richard Nephew, former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Dept. of State and lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran; and Lauren Abramson, Founder and Executive Director of the Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore and Asst. Professor of Child Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.