Resolving conflicts through proactive collaboration

June 13, 2018

In the Spring 2018 edition of Energy Futures, Nancy Stauffer, writes about the ongoing research and applied practice of Dr. Bruno Verdini, a lecturer in urban planning and negotiation at DUSP and executive director of the MIT-Harvard Mexico Negotiation Program.  

Verdini received MIT’s first-ever interdisciplinary PhD in Negotiation, Communication, Diplomacy, and Leadership. His research is the recipient of Harvard Law School’s award for best research of the year in negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution. In partnership with several agencies in Mexico, Verdini is now leading the development of a binational negotiation center devoted to training stakeholders and organizations in different fields in the theory and practice of the mutual-gains approach to negotiation.

Verdini's research was supported by the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the MIT Department of Political Science. To learn more, read 'Natural resource negotiations for mutual gains,' here.