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    Negotiating About Pandas for San Diego ZooA case study about finding a satisfactory agreement with a difficult counterpart from a position of low power - all in an uncommon context

    Stephen Weiss and Sarah Tatrallyay

    This case study centers on the most challenging task for a negotiator: to reach a satisfactory agreement with a tough counterpart from a position of low power—and to do so in an uncommon context. The case concerns the executive director of a zoo in the U.S. who seeks two giant pandas, an endangered species, from their only source on the planet: China.
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    Negotiating with Another Federal Agency

    Larry Susskind (MIT), Ona Ferguson, and Meredith Sciarrio
    Two, separate, two-person, non-scorable negotiations: one between Technical Co-chairs from the Center for Disease Control and USAID; the other between a CDC Technical Co-Chair and the Minister of Health in the imaginary host country of Sabada.
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    Negotiating with the Ministry of Health

    Larry Susskind (MIT), Ona Ferguson, and Meredith Sciarrio
    Two, separate, two-person, non-scorable negotiations: one between Technical Co-chairs from the Center for Disease Control and USAID; the other between a CDC Technical Co-Chair and the Minister of Health in the imaginary host country of Sabada.
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    New Crimea Prison Overcrowding Simulation

    Susan Podziba and Lawrence Susskind
    Eight-party, multi-issue negotiation among prison administrators, government leaders, criminal justice advocates, and prisoners' rights advocates to develop recommendations for a comprehensive state policy to alleviate prison overcrowding
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    Ocean Splash

    The Consensus Building Institute, Inc.
    Two-party, two-issue scoreable negotiation between a charity and a corporate sponsor regarding the number and placement of advertising banners at a fundraising walk
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    Offshore Wind Farm Negotiation

    MIT Students in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, under the supervision of Prof. Lawrence Susskind and Dr. Herman Karl
    8-party nonscorable negotiation among commercial, environmental, and governmental stakeholders over a controversial proposal to develop offshore wind farms
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    Pacrim DisputeHow cultural differences and a changing economy affect coalition building and shape ongoing relationships

    Ericka Gray
    Three-party, multi-issue international trade negotiation among three culturally different countries over which of two countries will export rice to the third; includes coalition and ongoing relationship issues
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    Prioritizing Climate Change Adaptation MeasuresAgricultural Planning in the Bien Gio River Delta

    Elizabeth Fierman under the supervision of David Fairman, David Plumb, Lawrence Susskind, Philip Angell, and Kelly Levin
    Eight-party negotiation (with option for a ninth person facilitator) regarding climate change issues in a situation loosely based on the situation in Viet Nam.
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    Radwaste I

    Tod Loofbourrow, Lawrence Susskind, Denise Madigan and Wendy Rundle
    Seven-party, multi-issue, scoreable negotiation among regulatory, environmental, tribal, local government, and industry representatives to choose criteria for selecting a low-level radioactive waste disposal site
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    Radwaste II

    Tod Loofbourrow, Lawrence Susskind, Denise Madigan and Wendy Rundle
    Six-party, multi-issue negotiation among state and local government, enviromental, and industry representatives to select one of three sites for low-level radioactive waste disposal
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    Rockwell Quarry

    Todd Bryan, Alexandra Mitchell, Hilary Collins, and Sarah Fordyce Bock
    Five-party, multi-issue negotiation among elected officials, property owners, and a gravel company over a permit for a gravel quarry in a recreationally valuable canyon
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    Save Fairport:Planning for Social Cyber Defense of Critical Urban Infrastructure

    Emmett McKinney, Ben Preis, and Matias Williams under the supervision of Professor Lawrence E. Susskind
    Eight-party negotiation over a recovery proposal for the City of Fairport, which recently experienced a cyber-attack.
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    Seoul Food in Urbana

    David Eun and Bruce Patton
    Three-person mediation involving representatives of local Korean and African-American communities over racial tensions arising from an alleged shoplifting incident; a city representative serves as the mediator
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    Ship Bumping Case

    Andrew Clarkson
    Two-party international negotiation between Russian and U.S. negotiators over a naval incident; teams internally prepare instructions for a representative not involved in the preparation
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    Siting an Asphalt Plant in the City of Madrona

    Jason Corburn and Lawrence Susskind
    Six-party, multi-issue negotiation among community representatives, elected leaders, environmental and health experts, and asphalt company regarding siting of an asphalt plant in a racially mixed neighborhood