Friday, January 31, 2014

On the Road

In October 2013, Clinical Fellow Heather Kulp was a keynote speaker at the Utah State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s ADR Academy. She addressed how to manage challenging behaviors in negotiation and how to prepare a client to participate in a negotiation or mediation.



How do you break a deadlock? In the second week of the US government shutdown, Republicans called on Barack Obama to open negotiations with them, saying they were disappointed the President “refused” to do so. For his part, Pres. Obama said Republicans “don’t get to demand ransom in exchange for doing their jobs.” So how is it possible to end an impasse like this? What is the key to successful negotiation between two entrenched sides? On October 8, 2013, HNMCP Director Bob Bordone joined a panel of experts on the BBC’s “World News” to discuss ways out of the deadlock.

Listen to the full show here. Prof. Bordone joins in minute 8:57.

Photo by Risa Levy

On January 13, 2014, HNMCP Director Bob Bordone gave a talk and lead a discussion at the U.W. Embassy in Tel Aviv Israel a the invitation of the Deputy Chief of Mission, William Grant as part of the “Distinguished American Speaker” series.  Guests included: members of Knesset (the legislative branch of the Israeli government) as well as government officials in Trade & Labor, Foreign Affairs, Education and the National Police; academics from across Israeli universities and think tanks; and directors and fellows from NGOs focusing on peace and conflict resolution, among others. Previous speakers include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Prof. Robert Putnam (author of Bowling Alone, and Michael O’Hanlon (Sr. Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution).


In January 2014 HNMCP DirectorBob Bordone , HLS Lecturer on Law Florrie Darwin ’84, and former HNMCP Associate Toby Berkman ’10 returned to Jerusalem on a USAID grant to teach a program for Israeli and Palestinian leaders through long-time HNMCP client Seeds of Peace.  The three day program welcomed 18 Israeli and 18 Palestinian leaders for an intensive workshop combined with facilitative discussion and fun.  Israeli participant Ophir Golombek raved, “I was so honored to learn from such an amazing, interesting, and wise people during these four days. I cannot be more thankful for having this seminar with so many great new friends.”