How to Lead Tough Conversations | Adar Cohen | TEDxKeene

The presentation will explore difficult conversations — the costs of avoiding them, the benefits of having them, & the three simple rules to leading them successfully. With Adar’s help, gang leaders and police officers in Chicago are preventing gun violence. Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland are planning for a shared future. Across the private and public sectors Adar has helped people have big conversations that lead to powerful results. A Harry S. Truman Scholar, a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, and a George Mitchell Scholar, Adar holds a PhD in conflict resolution from the University of Dublin. He has lectured at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and at the invitation of the King of Bhutan, lectured and consulted at Sherubste University, the Himalayan Kingdom’s first institution for higher education. He is a co-founder of Civic Leadership Foundation, which has achieved life-changing outcomes for over 20,000 at-risk youth. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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