Harvard Mediation Solves Tribal Disputes in Iraq

Harvard Mediation Solves Tribal Disputes in Iraq

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iraqi-voting.jpgNo longer locked in one big war, Iraq has become a land of a hundred little wars — tribal disputes that lead to bloodshed. But, victory through negotiation is becoming more common, thanks to the mediation movement spawned by Harvard Law School guru Roger Fisher, coauthor of the 1981 book “Getting to Yes.’’ The Boston area has become a global hub for teaching conflict resolution theory and practice for uses in law, diplomacy, and business in farflung places.

A total of 73 municipal officials and tribal sheiks from across Iraq underwent intensive training from Conflict Management Group, the nonprofit consulting firm launched by Fisher in 1984 that is now part of the international development and relief group Mercy Corps.

(Read the report in Boston.com)  

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