Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
Economics and Management Faculty
I’m an economist who does research on labor relations and health policy. I love teaching a course on negotiation and dispute resolution. The course has a series of role-playing exercises in which the students negotiate with each other. The students usually have a lot of fun with these exercises, but they sometimes get steaming mad when a classmate double-crosses them. The treacherous student finds that nobody will trust him or her in subsequent negotiations. I hope that, by the end of the course, students learn that it’s okay to be tough, but that you should not break a promise.