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10 Conflict Resolution Lessons from Hostage Negotiators

Started Apr 27 0 Replies

Check out this list of 10 Conflict Resolution Lessons from Hostage Negotiators!See [pdf]Continue

Tags: hostage, communication, tips, resolution, conflict

It's Crazy Out There - NEW Video and Peacebuilding Contest!

Started Nov 28, 2014 0 Replies

Ebola, Climate Change, Poverty, Syria, ISIS, the Ukraine – it seems to be crazy out there and getting crazier. CIIAN (…Continue

Tags: prevention, resolution, anti-violence, leadership, conflict

CIIAN’s Negotiation Primer

Started Jan 5, 2010 0 Replies

CIIAN’s Negotiation Primer [online]Do you want to be able to:Reach Better Deals?Resolve Your Conflicts or Differences Quicker and Easier?Find Win-Win Solutions to Problems at Home or Work?Then…Continue


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It's Crazy Out There - NEW Video and Peacebuilding Contest!

Ebola, Climate Change, Poverty, Syria, ISIS, the Ukraine – it seems to be crazy out there and getting crazier. CIIAN ( is pleased to announce the release of “Crazy Out There” - - a gripping song whose lyrics remind us that now more than ever we need to make it sane in here. We’re looking for your ideas on how to make it a saner world. Make your submission through Twitter or Facebook and be sure to use…See More
Nov 28, 2014
CIIAN and Evan Hoffman are now friends
Apr 2, 2014
CIIAN posted a status
"Dr. Evan Hoffman asks if we need a "Conflict Resolution Version 2.0" in order to meet today's global challenges?"
Nov 1, 2013
CIIAN posted a status
"CIIAN is pleased to be working on a START-funded #negotiation training project in Myanmar (#Burma). #cdnpoli"
Oct 17, 2013
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"CIIAN’s President, Dr. Ben Hoffman, is working as an adviser with the HD Centre’s Guinea-Bissau team."
Oct 17, 2013
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"Last week CIIAN’s President delivered mediation skills training for the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre"
Oct 15, 2013
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"CIIAN is listed in the "Canadian Inventory of Restorative Justice Programs and Services""
Oct 9, 2013
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"Conference on “Negotiation: Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management in a Changing World” April 10-12, 2014"
Oct 7, 2013
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"@nick_logan asks if a #peace conference could resolve the crisis in #Syria? CIIAN’s Executive Director thinks so."
Aug 30, 2013
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"Informative and entertaining Tedx Talk by Brad Heckman on mindfulness in #mediation |"
Aug 29, 2013
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"#conflict, in most instances, is most effectively resolved through #negotiation and #dialogue |"
Aug 23, 2013
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"Peace agreements should address natural resource management issues by building mechanisms for this into the agreement"
Aug 15, 2013

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
The Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN) is dedicated to the prevention and resolution of destructive conflict and to building sustainable peace at local, national, and international levels.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Founded in 1992, CIIAN was built upon the notions of peace, social justice, and principled dispute resolution based in negotiation. CIIAN soon became one of the leading ADR organizations, gaining a solid reputation for effective programming and training. Our growing reputation resulted in international recognition and by the mid-1990's we were invited to partner with organizations, especially in the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe. Recent years have seen CIIAN continue to offer dispute resolution programming through local organizations in a number of conflict zones, including Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Columbia, Haiti, Lebanon, Macedonia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Crimea. We are now recognized as a leader in violence prevention, using a catalytic approach that balances security and development.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
We believe that reducing violence, achieving stability and building sustainable peace can only be attained through the sound engagement of the people and institutions in conflict. We are committed to building relationships and partnerships with appropriate leaders and organizations as a route to real change. We use and develop state of the art, empirically tested methods of conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding. And we are committed to transferring knowledge and competencies to those with whom we work.
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy, Facilitation
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Evaluation, Monitoring, Program Implemenation, Research, Training

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At 8:54pm on July 24, 2012, Bartolomeu Capita said…

First of all, thanks for accepting my friend request. Given CIIAN's primary sectoral areas of expertise, we beleive you can be of much assistance with respect to Angola's belligerent occupation of Cabinda and ensuing maintenance by force of colonial domination. This conflict between Cabinda and Angola is in fact a legal-political problem that falls within the jurisdiction of the United Nations, particularly the UN C-24 and the UN Office of Legal Affairs. So we believe CIIAN can help as its areas of expertise includes conflict resolution and facilitation. In advance, much thanks for your time and help in this matter. Best regards

At 3:26pm on March 12, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…


Happy to visit CIIAN profile here.

We can work together in future.



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