Carl Hobert is an expert at conflict resolution and negotiation. He presents a case for why U.S. students should learn about contemporary issues such as the Rwandan genocide as a way to help develop an understanding of alternative, non-violent approaches to resolving conflicts. Part of this learning is actual field immersion.
Over 30 years, Hobert has served as a negotiation adviser and mediator in issues ranging from intergroup conflicts in the workplace, to the US – Mexico drug war, and ethnic struggles in Rwanda, Chad, Malaysia and the Middle East. He has taught negotiation to hundreds of government leaders, corporate executives, academic administrators, educators, and college students around the world. His Global IQ work has been widely featured in the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and a host of scholarly journals. Trained as a multilingual negotiator with a B.A. & M.A from Middlebury College, and a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from the Tufts University Fletcher School. Also an Author, Raising Global IQ: Preparing our Students for a Shrinking Planet, (Beacon Press). He is dedicated to helping youth and adults develop an understanding of alternative, non-violent approaches to resolving conflicts locally, nationally and internationally. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and studying Arabic.
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