Negotiation Advice for the 112th Congress

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Professor Robert Bordone, director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program and Tobias Berkman, Associate of HNMCP, published an article in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review titled Negotiation Advice for the 112th Congress. To read the full article, click here.

“There will be many post-mortems in the wake of the historic changes brought about by the 2010 mid-term elections.  But no matter where you stand in American politics, it’s hard to disagree with Senator-Elect Rand Paul’s declaration Tuesday night that, “The American people are unhappy with what’s going on in Washington.”  It’s clear that the American people want Congress and the President to do something. Given the dire state of the economy, persisting unemployment, and ominous long-term deficit forecasts, inaction is a guarantee of stronger anti-incumbent sentiment in 2012.

With a divided government and the election of many legislators on platforms of “no compromise,” is there any hope that the next Congress will accomplish anything meaningful to address the multitude of challenges facing the nation?” To continue reading, click here.

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