Professor Roland Wilson Discusses Conflict Resolution on Interview with Koreabizcast

Dr. Roland Wilson, who teaches Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Mason Korea, recently interviewed with Alex Jensen on Koreabizcast, a daily podcast by the Korea Business Leaders Alliance (KBLA). 

Dr. Wilson serves as Program Coordinator, professor, and faculty advisor at the Carter School and is also Co-Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Center Asia (PACSC Asia). Since first in arriving in Korea in 1984, his career has taken him through the military, government, and now in academia. He consults regularly with both Korean and global organizations on the topic of conflict resolution.

Last week, he spoke as an expert panelist at a forum on Dispute Resolution that Mason Korea held in partnership with KBLA. In this interview with Alex Jensen, Dr. Wilson discusses various aspects of conflict resolution: the impact of power and position, the importance of knowing yourself, the commonalities of all disputes, the role of psychology and sociology in conflicts as well as the importance of culture.   

“Our lack of cultural wisdom can cause many conflicts in business. First of all, how well do you know their culture, not only that country's culture, but that business’ culture? We have to know the cultural identity of our counterpart in order to build successful business relationships at the individual and at the corporate level as well."

Listen to the full interview here