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Robert DeNiro Leaves Conflict Management to the Courts

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To many of his neighbors in rural Gardiner, New York, actor Robert DeNiro’s decision to challenge the property assessment on his 98-acre property in 2010 seemed perfectly reasonable. DeNiro bought the property through the Riverside Trust, a legal entity, for $1.5 million in 1997. At the time, the riverfront property in Ulster County was 78 … Read More 

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In Rome, Conflict Management Turns Operatic

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When financial disputes arise between longstanding partners, both insiders and outsiders often note, “It’s not about the money.” Simmering resentment, mutual blame for ongoing problems, poor communication, and other deep issues often underlie arguments over money and make conflict management all the more difficult. Parties may reach agreement on monetary issues, but if they fail … Read More 

A Perspective on the Colombian Peace Process

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Map of Colombia

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and
the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies are pleased to co-present:

A Perspective on the Colombian Peace Process

Dr. Alejandro Ordóñez Maldonado
Inspector General of Colombia
Procurador General  de la Nación
Friday, December 5th
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Milstein East, Wasserstein Hall
Harvard Law School Campus
 Free and open to the public.   Please bring your … Read More 

Fighting For Your Livelihood

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From brokering a deal to negotiating a sale, there are many disputes that happen at work. Among the most challenging are those involving employers and employees. That’s the case with Binder Kadeer: Consultation in the Company, a negotiation exercise brought to you by the Program on Negotiation’s Teaching Resource Center (TNRC). … Read More 

Men, Women, and Status in Negotiations

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A growing body of research suggests that status concerns vary depending on the gender of interested parties.

First, men tend to care more about status than women do. Using a university sponsored fundraising campaign, researchers Bruno S. Frey and Stephan Meier of the University of Zurich examined how social-comparison information affected contribution rates.

Male students … Read More 

Mediation: Sitting Down at the Table

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My team has a big negotiation with a potential supplier coming up, and we’ve decided to meet at our office. What are best practices for arranging the physical space to facilitate a productive negotiation? On one hand, we are the customer; on the other hand, they are the “bigger fish.” … Read More