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In the run-up to the contentious 2016 presidential election, Village Square co-founder Liz Joyner was invited to join a panel on “Political Dialogue” to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program.
Early legislators came to work “in the spirit of avowed misunderstanding, without the smallest wish to agree.” Jefferson’s solution? He invited diverse lawmakers to dinner and was widely credited with saving democracy. Maybe we can too?