Peace Appeal Board Co-Chair, Jeff Seul, was invited to be guest editor of the upcoming issue of the Negotiation Journal, a publication of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. The recent issue is focused on “Worldview Conflicts” and includes an introductory note and opening article, On Negotiation Building Blocks and Bridging the Worlds We Build. The article explores how predominant approaches to negotiation and conflict resolution, e.g. interest-based bargaining, basic human needs approaches, and narrative approaches, may benefit from a fuller understanding and integration with the neglected perspective of worldviews (defined as “overarching systems of meaning and meaning-making that inform how humans interpret, enact, and co-create reality.”) Seul goes on to apply this analysis to a number of conflict scenarios, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with a particular focus on analysis of the status of Jerusalem and disposition of the Al Aqsa Mosque/Temple Mount complex.
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