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Interview with Kirk Kinnell | CCHN World Summit 21

“For us, conflict is good. The more things we discuss that we disagree on, the more we are searching for things where we can find common ground.” – Kirk Kinell

The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) recently organised a 6-day World Summit. This global event brought together frontline negotiators, humanitarian policymakers, scholars, donors, and government representatives to tackle the most challenging present-day issues related to humanitarian negotiation.

During the World Summit, we met with some of the world’s leaders in the humanitarian field. In this interview Kirk Kinnell, professional negotiator at ADN Group, shares his experiences with humanitarian negotiations, finding common ground, and his thoughts on the film The Negotiator.