Hamline Events

Conflict Resolution Within a Chaotic Reality with Michael Tsur

Date: October 19, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: Free
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Location: Law School, Room 103
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Conflict resolution methods, approaches and tools need to be modified to the world in which we live today—a world where the reality and data are changing within nanoseconds. Today conflict management and resolution is influenced by the “flat world theory” and the idea that the world itself is getting “smaller” through globalization. From his experience in the Middle East, which involves multiple challenges of crisis and conflicts, Michael Tsur will share the tools and approaches he uses for conflict resolution—tools suitable to many other locations and disciplines throughout the world.    


Conflict Resolution Day is an international day set aside to promote and honor the work of conflict resolution. This year, Hamline University School of Law, the Jerusalem Program, and Conflict Resolution Minnesota - Minnesota’s primary organization for alternative dispute resolution professionals and the local chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution—will jointly sponsor an event focusing on the dynamic nature of international conflict resolution and the methods, approaches and tools used to manage the chaotic reality in which we live.   Light refreshments will be served, 1.5 CLE and Rule 114 credits to be applied for. For more information, visit www.conflictresolutionmn.org or email jkuchtamiller01@hamline.edu.   


About Michael Tsur 

TsurMichael Tsur is a lawyer, and an expert in negotiation, conflict resolution, crisis management and mediation. He specializes in executive coaching of general managers, general directors and owners of companies in Israel and around the globe. Tsur is the founder and general-director of the Mediation & Conflict Resolution Institute-Jerusalem. Since 2000, he has been an associate director at Consensus, a New York-based consultancy specializing in negotiation, conflict resolution and peace-building. For the last ten years, Tsur has been a member of various international teams in overseeing negotiations, including commercial and business, and cross-cultural challenges.  Since 1996, Tsur has been an adjunct professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, teaching in the Law Faculty, the Business school and in the master’s program in public policy. For the past five years, he has been an adjunct professor at Hamline University’s Dispute Resolution Institute. Tsur has garnered years of expertise in resolving emergency situations, ranging from hostage crises to breakdowns in cross-national business negotiations to stand-offs with individuals who are mentally unstable.