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Complex Political Negotiations

Application Deadline
31st March 2024
10th April 2024
12th April 2024
3 days
Skill level
On campus
CHF 1'700

Different societies face deep political crises, unproductive dialogues between government and opposition groups, major challenges in reaching broad social consensus, frequent waves of citizen protests, or even violent and armed conflicts. Managing these scenarios requires special skills. The multiplicity of actors and issues, as well as phenomena such as the interconnectedness between them and the unpredictability of outcomes, require the use of tools developed for the study of complex systems. These tools provide the basis for analysing the current situation, preventing the emergence of new crises and establishing a working relationship between the conflicting parties in the future. By combining theoretical elements, experiences from different conflict contexts such as Colombia, Afghanistan and South Sudan, and practical methods, this course aims to discuss key tools for dealing with and negotiating in complex political contexts.


- Become familiar with a varied set of tools in conflict resolution;
- Identify elements that should be incorporated in a sound conflict analysis;
- Approach political crises strategically;
- Go beyond the zero-sum approach that characterizes many conflicts and develop a longer-term perspective in the relationship between the parties involved;
- Exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.


This course is designed for:

- Professionals who would like to improve their negotiation and/or mediation skills.
- Practitioners and academics interested in complementing their own experiences with current conceptual insights, practical knowledge and recent developments in the field.

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Kasernenhof 8 4058 Basel Switzerland

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  • Conflict transformation
  • Mediation & negotiation
Languages English
Evaluation Confirmation of Participation
Target Audience
  • Military
  • Policy makers
  • Civil servants in governments
  • General public
  • NGO staff
  • Public authorities
  • Group Work and Collaborative Problem-Solving
  • Case Study
  • Methods for Reflection
  • Not available
  • Certificate of Participation
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