Remembering 911
POSTED ON September 09, 2011 | Comments (0)

On September 11 2001, I was in London, leading training with fellow senior mediators. At some point in the afternoon, David Richbell, a senior colleague, came into the room. He described two incidents in the United States and said that the twin towers of the World...

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Humean Enlightenment
POSTED ON July 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

I had the enormous privilege to sit with many hundreds of others and listen to Nobel Laureate, Professor Amartya Sen as he delivered the Enlightenment Lecture celebrating David Hume at Edinburgh University. If I am honest, much of what Sen talked about was rather above my...

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TED and the Edinburgh Conversations: Part II
POSTED ON February 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

To follow up on my last blog about TEDGlobal, here are some suggestions for conversation topics about a new Scotland: What do we mean by independence? In an interdependent world, where does nationalism fit? How important is a separate identity? And is independence or identity...

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TED and the Edinburgh Conversations
POSTED ON February 17, 2011 | Comments (0)

If you are one of the many worldwide who watch TED videos, you will know of the power of its 18 minute presentations by some of the world's leading thinkers, capturing in bite-size chunks "ideas worth spreading" that inspire and provoke. TED - short for Technology,...

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Highlights of the Core Project
POSTED ON December 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

There have been many highlights since the Core journey began ten years ago. For us all, the visit of William Ury in June 2009 was a bit like a dream coming true. To have the co-author of Getting to Yes leading a Core seminar - and...

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