We are pleased to announce that the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program has been awarded a grant to fund a new podcast series called Thanks for Listening, which will launch in November 2018.
This podcast will spotlight efforts to bridge the political divide in the U.S. through dialogue and collaborative processes, profiling the important and often courageous work of individuals and organizations who are helping citizens engage with one another on challenging topics. Episodes will dive deep into such issues as managing difficult family dynamics and relationships affected by partisan differences, bridging the divides so prominent in Congress, the media and in our social media spaces, training youth to move forward with better conflict management skills, when and how to engage in facilitated dialogue, keeping the conversation going in the midst of extremism and highly emotional issues, and civic engagement and the work of restoring communities. We hope to teach and inspire others to embrace dialogue as a valuable tool to engage productively around disagreement and differences, and to promote collaboration among people and organizations in the field.
We’re so grateful to our grantors, the American Arbitration Association International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation, for this opportunity!