Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: UC Law Professor received the Mahatma Gandhi award

For his contribution and promotion of alternative mechanisms in conflict resolution, especially negotiation and mediation, both from the academy and from the private sphere, the professor at the Faculty of Law and director of the UC Negotiation Program , Cristián Saieh , received the Mahatma Gandhi Recognition, a distinction awarded by the Embassy of India in our country in conjunction with the San Sebastián University .

Participating in the ceremony were the rector of the Universidad San Sebastián, Carlos Williamson; the Indian ambassador to Chile, Subrata Bhattacharjee; the dean of the Faculty of Law and Government of the Universidad San Sebastián, Hipólito Zañartu; and the director of the Citizen Education Center of the same university, Luis Bates.

Regarding this recognition, Professor Saieh said he was very happy. “I feel that it is a recognition not only of my person, but also highlights the work of 20 years that we have done together, with many UC Law professors, making known the importance of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, especially negotiation. and mediation”.

“I feel that it is a recognition not only of my person, but also highlights the work of 20 years that we have done together, with many UC Law professors, making known the importance of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, especially negotiation. and mediation”- Cristián Saieh, academic Faculty of Law UC

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Likewise, he assured that alternative dispute resolution mechanisms are a highly relevant issue in these times. “Learning a methodology to cooperatively negotiate conflicts is key in all areas, especially today in Chile, when we are facing very substantial changes in political, economic and social matters. The result of these is a matter of negotiations and deliberation, so learning cooperative negotiation strategies and tactics is key”.

Professor Cristián Saieh is a UC lawyer, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE) (Spain). He specialized in negotiation and conflict resolution at Stanford University and the University of Washington (Seattle, USA). Since 1998 he has taught courses and workshops on negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution for various careers at the Catholic University and since 2004 he has been director of the Negotiation Program at the same university. In addition, he leads the UC Negotiation course and, together with Darío Rodríguez, is the creator of the UC Negotiation Model, which emphasizes cooperation, the generation of trust, exhaustive preparation and communication for persuasion.

Likewise, he is an arbitrator and mediator of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Chamber of Commerce (CAM Santiago); arbitrator of the National Arbitration Center; and arbitrator of the Domain Name Dispute Resolution System (NIC Chile), along with developing an outstanding career in the private sphere.

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