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We can all play a role in helping defuse even the most bitter conflicts. Veteran negotiator William Ury shares his hard-won insights.
My passion in life is helping people and societies to move from no to yes. As a negotiator, mediator and cofounder of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard University, I’ve spent more than four decades traveling the world and getting involved in some of the most difficult conflicts of our time, from the Cold War to the Middle East.
One of my favorite negotiation stories is about a man who leaves his herd of 17 camels to his three sons ...
William Ury is the co-founder of The Harvard Program on Negotiation and co-author of the best-selling negotiator’s handbook, Getting to Yes. He consults political leaders engaged in demilitarizing conflicts and was instrumental in the Central American Peace Accords of the 1980s and more recently with the Colombian Peace Accord. He spoke with KGNU’s Joe Richey.
In a world that seems more divided than ever, how do we begin to find middle ground? This episode, TED speakers on how to look past anger, fear, and even violence to reconcile our differences.
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It's the TED Radio Hour from NPR. I'm Guy Raz. So are you feeling as anxious as I am about just how divided the world and our ...
Ask almost anyone what their greatest obstacle is, and they are likely to say themselves. What we can learn, and you can learn to do so in this episode, is to get to yes within yourself. To let go of the inner battle, look at your most worthy opponent in the eye, which is yourself, and negotiate a win/win deal.
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You are a negotiator! Everyday you negotiate, whether at home or at work. In this episode you will learn how to become a better negotiator.
Some highlights from this episode:
At 5:43 min: How the first steps where taken to get to peace in Colombia
18:50 The negotiations revolution
21:10 What is a BATNA and how does it help you get better results, more easily in a negotiation?
27:00 How does one of the worlds most experienced negotiators prepare?
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Local residents are playing an important role in Colombia’s peace process
Sometime in mid-2011, Boulder-based negotiations specialist William Ury flew to Bogotá at the request of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. There in the capital city, high above the country in the Colombian Andes, Santos asked Ury for his help; the time had come to end the nation’s half-century-old civil war.
That day Ury became a member of President Santos’ “kitchen cabinet” of peacemakers, a group of advisers from around the world with experience in negotiation and ...
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Nearly five years ago, something happened deep in the Colombian jungle that made this week’s signing of a peace deal possible. It was a first, risky step, relayed to me by William Ury, co-author of a seminal book on negotiation Getting to Yes.
I called Ury in the city of Cartagena, where he is attending the signing of a peace deal today between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla force after 52 years of war. Ury has been part of ...
At a ceremony on Sunday, held away from the scrutiny of journalists, Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, decorated four men with the country’s highest civilian honor.
Para o negociador, o Brasil começou a encarar seus problemas, uma fase difícil, porém necessária para solucionar a crise...