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Talk on Negotiation Skills and Law Enforcement

Saturday, June 08, 2013

On 8 June 2013, Center for Law and Policy organized a talk on the significance of negotiation skills for law enforcement. The speaker was Akbar Nasir Khan [MPA (Harvard); Senior Superintendent of Police, Police Service of Pakistan]. The participants included Harvard alumni, law professors, lawyers, and graduate students at UMT School of Law and Policy.

Mr. Khan started by explaining the concept of "value" and then moved on to differentiate between "creating value" and "claiming value". Afterwards, he discussed bi-party and multi-party negotiations; international and cross-cultural negotiations; single issue and multiple issue negotiations; ethics and relationships in negotiations; best practices in negotiations; 3D negotiation; and difference between negotiation, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration.

Having described the nature and dynamics of negotiation, Mr. Khan discussed the importance of negotiation skills for law enforcement officers. He clarified how one can better negotiate with mobs, kidnappers, etc., if one is aware of how to efficiently handle the process. He illustrated the topic in the context of well-known cases that have taken place in Pakistan.

In the end, Syed Imad-ud-Din Asad [LL.M. (Harvard); Advocate, High Court; Founder and Director, Center for Law and Policy] thanked Mr. Khan for taking time out of his busy schedule to share his expertise with the participants.

Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany  Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany 

Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany  Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany 

Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany  Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany 

Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany  Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany 

Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany  Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany 

Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany  Professor Asad speaks at Heidelberg University, Germany 

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