There is a major disconnect in listening and understanding during diplomatic talks
San Francisco, Ca (PRWEB) June 25, 2012
Douglas Noll, professional mediator, peacemaker, and author of the award winning book Elusive Peace analyses diplomatic talks in international conflicts and grades them for skill and strategy. Most recently the third round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group (US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) highlights Noll’s analytic process for defining effective skills necessary to bring conflicted groups together in consensus. “Unfortunately, again, these talks exemplify a major flaw in diplomatic negotiations. Iranians are focused on being heard and want respect, reciprocity, and a discussion about their rights and sovereignty. The P5+1 group are concerned about technical details—highlighting a major disconnect in listening and understanding—the cornerstone to bringing two sides together,” Noll points out.
Douglas Noll’s book Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (Prometheus, 2011) details the skills needed for effective negotiation strategies from psychological, neuropsychological, biological and dogmatic perspectives. “Our US ambassador, in this case Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman holds an impressive resume, is very talented and accomplished, and is the third ranking person in the Department of State but holds no training or experience in sophisticated modern negotiation, mediation, or communication processes,” Noll points out.
As a professional mediator, award winning author and peacemaker, Noll analyzes major areas of conflict as a teaching tool to inform politicians, voters, citizens and diplomats with the goal of improving international relationships and avoid the kind of frustrations that can lead to pre-emptive strikes and escalating conflict.
Douglas Noll is the winner of the International Peace and Justice Book Award for Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (http://www.amazon.com/Elusive-Peace-Diplomatic-Strategies-Conflicts/dp/1616144173/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339101596&sr=1-1). Doug is the 2012 winner of the CLAY award for co-founding the pro bono project Prison of Peace. Doug is a keynote speaker and sought after leader in the field of international, domestic and business conflicts. Doug is a sought after interview guest on TV and radio, and a keynote speaker and workshop presenter. Doug is a full time peacemaker and mediator, specializing in difficult, complex, and intractable conflicts, an adjunct professor of law and has a Master’s Degree in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies. Mr. Noll is AV-rated and was a business and commercial trial lawyer for 22 years before turning to peacemaking. Doug is a founding board member of Mediators Beyond Borders, and the 2012 President of the California Dispute Resolution Council.
Noll is a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a Diplomat of the California and National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a core faculty member of the American Institute of Mediation, and on the American Arbitration Association panel of mediators and arbitrators. Mr. Noll was one of the first U.S. mediators certified under the international mediator standards established by the International Mediation Institute. Doug is the author of Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (Prometheus, 2011), the winner of the international peace and justice book award. Doug Noll is a core faculty member of the American Institute of Mediation, a preeminent mediation Training Institute founded by Lee Jay Berman. http://americaninstituteofmediation.com
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