Monday, February 19, 2007

Troy's Story Cited in New Book by Renowned Mediator

Late last week I received an email from the Harvard University office of Dr. William Ury, who is co-founder of Harvard's Program on Negotiation and an internationally renowned mediator. Ury's books include "Getting to Yes" and "The Third Side: Why We Fight and How We Can Stop."

Dr. Ury is publishing a new book (available Feb. 27) called "The Power of a Positive No," and in it he mentions Troy's story of finding the "third side" in conflict as Troy related it in his 2001 article for YES! magazine, "Through My Enemy's Eyes."

Dr. Ury's assistant, who first emailed me after she found Troy's article online two years ago, has kindly offered to send me a signed copy of the book for Troy. Troy is humbled to have an esteemed worker for peace like Dr. Ury use his story and hopes the book will inspire a wider audience in ways of seeking the path toward peace. We thank him and his assistant Essrea for remembering the story, including it, and telling us about it.

Maryann Gorman

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