Reflections on the past, present, and promise of consensus building.
Coastal cities around the world face rising sea levels, but the speed at which the water is rising and nature of the impacts are not clear. Even more unclear, and thus hotly debated, is the question of how any given community should respond.
When citizens are asked to serve on committees charged with addressing complex problems, what is really being asking of them? And how can we (mediators and public policy facilitators), help them?
A practical list from CBI on the "right way" and the "wrong way" to go about siting wind energy facilities.
After apologizing at his confirmation hearing, it looks like Timothy Geitner will get a pass on for his failure to report and pay his taxes.
How does the Eliot Spitzer resignation measure up against the five core elements of an effective public apology?
A reminder that mediators have an important, but difficult, job in supporting justice, civil society and social capital.
While it is easy to say, “accept responsibility and admit mistakes,” it turns out it’s not so clear how to do so. Public apologies present researchers and consultants with a series of interlocking and difficult questions...