Graham Massie

Graham Massie
Graham Massie is the Director of Consultancy for The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

CEDR backs Diversity

Thursday 8th March marks International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and marking a call-to-action for accelerating gender parity.In line with this and our awareness of the importance of...

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Gorillas in the mist

Counting passes of a basketball. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But there is a famous experiment which shows that many people get so engrossed in a simple task such as counting passes by a group of basketball players that they completely fail to notice the guy in the...

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CEDR New Dialogues Programme

Today CEDR launches an exciting new initiative, the CEDR New Dialogues programme.  This is offered to young and emerging leaders in business and the community, and we are inviting applications through self-nomination or recommendations.Starting with an initial –...

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When Shaking Hands Means Much More

Ruminating on memorable events this year the handshake between the President of the USA and the President of Cuba comes to mind and shows that 2013 is a very different world to the Black Saturday of 27th October 1962 and the Cuban Missile Crisis. This historic moment...

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Perception and mediation – ‘context is all’

Margaret Atwood’s character Offred would make a great mediator. The narrator of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ repeatedly tells us that ‘context is all’, and nowhere is that a more pertinent observation than in mediation. This is not just a personal view – a comment piece in...

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Letter from America

Variety really is the spice of life.  Last week I started out by attending the Saudi Ambassador’s reception to commemorate their national day, and I ended up the week at a seminar in 10 Downing Street.  Can’t say any more yet about either project – and I’m...

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Attitudes to Risk in Conflict

This is the first edition of a paper by Graham Massie, CEDR Director of Consultancy, applying the experience of conflict to addressing the theory surrounding attitudes to risk. It’s always bothered me in mediations when – in what I suspect is largely an attempt to...

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Centre for Football and Mediation

Qatar and the World Cup – to develop as a centre for football and for mediation Like many, I’m disappointed at England’s failure to be selected to host the 2018 World Cup. One of my earliest memories is of watching the 1966 final on a small black and...

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Looking for leadership inspiration

It may not be the most career-enhancing move to worry about leadership in conflict resolution just a couple of months after the boss [Karl Mackie] gets his well-deserved CBE, but I’ve been worrying about where the next generation of leaders are coming from.This...

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