Christ Church Cathedral & Taft Lecture Series is pleased to announce a free evening lecture, “Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree With or Like or Trust,” by author and international facilitator Adam Kahane on Monday, May 23, from 7- 9pm.
Mr. Kahane is a leading organizer, designer, and facilitator of processes by which business, government, and civic leaders can work together to address their most important and intractable challenges. A director of Reos Partners, an international social enterprise, he has worked in more than fifty countries with executives and politicians, generals and guerrillas, civil servants and trade unionists, community activists and United Nations officials, clergy, and artists.
Nelson Mandela called Mr. Kahane’s book, Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities, “ … a breakthrough book (that addresses) the central challenge of our time: finding a way to work together to solve the problems we have created.”
Mr. Kahane has a B.Sc. in physics (First Class Honours) from McGill University (Montreal), an M.A. in energy and resource economics from the University of California (Berkeley), and an M.A. in applied behavioural science from Bastyr University (Seattle). He studied negotiation at Harvard Law School and cello performance at Institut Marguerite-Bourgeoys.
He is also the author of Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change and Transformative Scenario Planning: Working Together to Change the Future.
The event is being provided at no charge to the community, but tickets are required.