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The art of the possible: conflict diplomacy in an era of new global challenges [WP1090]


The Conference asked the following:

  • Are diplomats up to the task of negotiating amidst conflict and indeed more generally in today’s ‘hot spots’?
  • What are the demands for negotiations and of the negotiator?
  • Are diplomats able to gain sufficient cultural fluency in dealing with complex and shifting groups of host country stakeholders?
  • How do national negotiating styles affect the ways in which diplomats approach cross cultural mediation?

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