What To Do If You Can’t Even Agree in the Facts: Two Field-Tested Solutions

by Office of the Dean


Fri, Feb 16, 2024

1 PM – 2 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Workshop Overview:
Light lunch served: 12:30pm-1pm
Session begins: 1pm-2pm

What To Do If You Can’t Even Agree in the Facts: Two Field-Tested Solutions

It can seem impossible to find common ground if you and someone you’re talking with can’t even agree on the facts. It isn’t. In this surprising and actionable interactive talk, conflict management expert Prof. Seth Freeman will help you learn two ways to turn the problem into a bracing opportunity to turn impasse into something much better. The first: Adversarial Collaboration, a way for scholars, students and civilians who disagree to jointly research the question. The second: Bold Humility, a seemingly paradoxical method that has produced Nobel Peace Prizes and stunning public policy successes.

Presenter Bio:
Seth Freeman is an award-winning professor who teaches negotiation & conflict resolution at SIPA, at NYU Stern School of Business, and at other programs around the world. He’s also a sought-after trainer and speaker who works with top corporations, United Nations diplomats, law firms, churches, parachurch organizations, and leading non-profits. His essays and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time magazine, and other major media outlets.
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Learning outcomes & skills participants will gain:
+Learn a field tested, empirically validated method for turning argument into mutual learning.
+Discover specific ways to begin, do, and learn from an adversarial collaboration
+Discover why the fact we all know far less than we think is wonderful news- an reason to shift from angry and often naive certainty to fruitful intellectual curiosity that can produce Nobel caliber
+Learn 8 ways to practice Bold Humility that foster the kind of curiosity that solves deep human problems.

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