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Paul TALKS TO BBC RADIO LONDON ABOUT RELATEDNESS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF UBUNTU FOLLOWING THE WESTMINSTER ATTACK
Daily Express - Head of Desmond Tutu charity calls for more protests over Brexit vote and Donald Trump
Trump and the Italian prime minister may have a point in trying to bring Russia into the Club. From a negotiation/mediation perspective, it is utterly futile to exclude the opposing side from the table or process. If one group wishes to be heard, the effective way is to demonstrate that they are willing - indeed eager – to truly listen to the other group. Megaphone diplomacy is counterproductive. Your Leader (June 9) is right in many ways: the World is in flux, and Trump's shift from Western values promoted as ever superior, to advocating Global values as more inclusive, may reduce the numbers of 'them-and-us' confrontations. Opposing visions, concepts and justifications are most successfully exchanged, explained and clarified in a 'conducive and safe' environment ('safe' from disproportionate critical attack). Mediation models aim to create just such a setting.
Mediation Course Leader, Regent's University School of Psychology and Psychotherapy
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