Negotiating Persuasively in a Volatile Climate

Event Date: Friday October 1, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

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

Negotiating Persuasively in a Volatile Climate

A virtual talk with:

Bruno Verdini
Lecturer, Urban Planning and Negotiation, MIT SA+P & MIT SHASS
Assistant Director, MIT Science Impact Collaborative
Visiting Faculty, Asia School of Business+MIT Sloan


Friday, October 1, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (U.S. and Canada)

Free and open to the public.

This session will be recorded. Pending approval, we will post the recorded webinar on this page after the session.


About the talk:

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.

About the speaker:

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.

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series:

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The seminar considers ways to strengthen the capacity to prevent, resolve, and transform ethnonational conflicts.

 For more information on the Kelman Seminar Series, contact Donna Hicks at


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