Category Archives: conflict resolution

My new mediation study is out!

This paper provides a study of mediation experiences from different periodic and country contexts. It investigates elements that are key to mediation effectiveness. For the expert reader, it provides insights into the complexities of political mediation through four decidedly intricate … Continue reading

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GSUM hosts colloquium on legitimacy and resilience in national dialogue processes

On August 6th, 2015, the Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM) was glad to welcome its Fellow, Dr. José Pascal da Rocha (Columbia University) and Dr. Renata Giannini (Instituto Igarapé) for the colloquium “Legitimacy and resilience in national dialogue processes”. … Continue reading

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Colombia – stories that need to be heard

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/colombian-army-killed-thousands-civilians-human-rights-watch

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Colombia’s path to peace – part 1

When negotiations between the Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC guerilla (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) began on Oct. 8th, 2012, both parties to the negotiations and the general public displayed a healthy amount of distrust … Continue reading

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What’s the cost of conflict?

http://www.rand.org/international/cmepp/costs-of-conflict.html

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Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab Spring

The Arab spring marked the end of the era of post colonialism, yet it does make sense to investigate the causes and impact it had on various societies: Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab Spring.

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Creative strategies in negotiations, pt. 1

Dear reader. Good to have you back. This post is about creative strategies and approaches for resolving and settling conflicts. Based on my previous experiences during the Kampala Talks in 2013 and ceasefire negotiations with the Darfur Armed Movements, I … Continue reading

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