Byron Bland (Stanford University) has spent his life negotiating peace. Working with leaders from Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine has led to four questions that can foster peaceful relationships. Byron sat down to talk about peace, relationships and the four questions, which are:
1. Are the parties willing and able to envision a shared future?
2. Are the parties willing and able to embrace the risks involved in creating trust about motives and goals?
3. Are the parties willing and able to accept painful losses and acknowledge that the other side will also be accepting similar losses?
4. Are the parties willing and able to accept what they believe is less than ideal justice and work together to rectify the most egregious injustice that living together in peace will impose?
As always, a big thanks to Light Theory for the intro and outro music.