The current failure to resolve conflicts worldwide highlights the need for a different approach to conflict resolution. A proposal by University of Pittsburgh professors Luis Vargas and Jerry Zoffer to create a new International Center for Conflict Resolution (IC4CR) was funded by University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and will be housed in the Katz Graduate School of Business. The mission of IC4CR is to provide decision makers with an in-depth understanding of the negotiating positions of all parties and recommend implementation guidelines, based on preferences and priorities, to facilitate resolution of otherwise intractable conflicts.
Conflict resolution, AHP, trade-off, negotiation
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