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Nikolas Katsimpra

Nikolas Katsimpra
Adjunct faculty, Columbia University

Nikolas Katsimpras lectures at Columbia University’s master program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and is a lab instructor at the School of International and Public Affairs. In 2012, he became a fellow at the Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity, specializing in systems thinking-based methodologies for understanding protracted, intractable conflicts. He did research in Burma/ Myanmar, one of the longest internal conflicts in modern history, on the prospects for sustainable peace. He is a former officer of the Hellenic Navy, and an award recipient by the International Institute for Humanitarian Law. Nikolas’ passion for technology and interdisciplinarity have led him to focus his work more on breaking down organizational silos to tackle complex problems. He is a consultant on organizational management, focusing on organizational culture and cross-functional collaboration. Nikolas is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, a frequent Huffington Post contributor, and an avid diver, with passion for travel and photography.


Nikolas Katsimpra (Columbia University)
Average rating: ****.
(4.13, 15 ratings)
Innovative, brilliant products require breaking down organizational silos, which creates conflict. The word “conflict” may include cultural or lingual connotations of violence and destruction, however truth is that once we harness its energy, and steer it in a productive manner, we can completely transform our collective efficiency. Success is all about harnessing the power of conflict. Read more.
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Nikolas Katsimpra (Columbia University)
Average rating: *****
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Join Nikolas for an open discussion on the importance of reflection, conflict intelligence, and conflict culture. He also talk to you about breaking down silos (Pandora’s Box or the Holy Grail?), complex problems and feedback loop mapping, and participatory methods for team building and problem-solving. Read more.