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2:33 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Are You a Third Sider?: Making Peace in the Conflicts Around You

Fri. 8/28: Do you work to transform destructive conflict into cooperation? Can you take the Third Side in the conflicts around you even when you're a party to the conflict? Guest is Dr. William Ury, author and co-founder of Harvard University's Program on Negotiation.

The Third Side looks at conflict not just from one side or the other but from the larger perspective of the surrounding community, or "third side." Today on Peace Talks Radio, Suzanne Kryder talks with Dr. William Ury, author of The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get To Yes, and Getting to Peace (released in paperback under the title The Third Side).

Dr. Ury has worked as a mediator and negotiator for over 30 years in corporate mergers, wildcat strikes in a Kentucky coal mine, and among the Bushmen of the Kalahari. He says that it takes two sides to fight, and a third to stop; that third side can transform our daily battles into creative conflict and cooperation at home, work, and in the world.

Hear an hour long version of this program after August 27, as well as all the programs in the Peace Talks Radio series, online at www.peacetalksradio.com.