Columbia Law School and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are pleased to announce the third series of workshops on Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Negotiation.
The workshops will deliver the most rigorous, intellectually engaging, interactive, custom programming for United Nations diplomats. Our individual day-long courses will leverage Columbia’s unparalleled strength in the area of conflict resolution, weaving it in with skills building
programming that acknowledges the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.
The programs are designed for delegates at any level who wish to achieve mastery of negotiation, mediation and multilateral conflict resolution processes, and implement them toward solving the world’s most difficult problems.
Participants may expect:
- Innovative, multidisciplinary teaching at an equivalent level to that seen in Columbia University and Columbia Law School degree programs
- Access to the best Columbia Law School faculty and experts
- Interactive exercises with individual coaching toward greater skills mastery
- Rigorous programs delivering the latest in theory toward achievement of the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals
This Workshop focuses on environmental conflict resolution, which echoes the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water, energy, climate, air and so on, including Goal 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15. The morning session would focus on the complexity of environmental negotiations and communication skills useful for facilitating the conversations. Significant trends and case studies on environmental negotiations will be discussed.
The afternoon session would build on the morning session and focus on the dynamics between different interest groups in one negotiation. This would involve a mock multi-party negotiation on a key infrastructure project which may have a huge environmental impact.
The Workshop will be interactive and will have classroom exercises.