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Nelson Mandela as Negotiator: What can we learn from him?
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When: April 23, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: New York Peace Institute
Brooklyn Mediation Center
210 Joralemon Street Suite 618
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Presenter: Hal Abramson
Contact: Jonathan Connors

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,


New York Peace Institute is delighted to invite you to a unique PeaceTalk on Thursday, April 23rd with Professor Hal Abramson of the Touro Law Center.  This talk will examine the negotiation techniques employed by Nelson Mandela beginning in 1985 while he was still in prison, until the day of his release in 1990.  Nelson Mandela has been called the greatest negotiator of the 20th Century.  Professor Abramson will begin by parsing the speech Mandela gave in Cape Town on the first day of his release.  He will then explore how this monumental speech opened a window into Mandala's approach to negotiating freedom for his country and himself.  Come join us for an exciting evening that’s bound to be as informative as it will be inspiring.


RSVP Required:

This PeaceTalk is free and open to the public; however, because space is limited, please be sure to RSVP here.


Speaker’s Bio:

Hal Abramson -

Professor Hal Abramson has been deeply involved in the development and practice of domestic and international dispute resolution for more than twenty years. He contributes as a teacher, trainer, author, and participant on professional committees and serves actively as a mediator and facilitator.  


For his contributions to the field of dispute resolution, Hal Abramson received the 2013 Peace Builder Award from the New York State Dispute Resolution Association, and has been selected for the International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation since its inaugural year in 2011. His widely used book, MEDIATION REPRESENTATION, received the annual book award from the CPR International Institute for Conflict Resolution and Prevention. 


Hal has conducted mediation trainings throughout the United States and in Europe, Asia, and Africa (15 countries). He has chaired numerous committees including co-chairing the IMI Task Force that launched the first ever program for certifying inter-cultural mediators.


For a link to his full bio, please click here.




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