Development disputes are public disputes that involve government and private sector actors locked into interdependent situations where each party must trade with the other in order to reach agreement over development issues. This course is a hands-on, skill-building class for those interested in building their skills in negotiation and bargaining for the resolution of development disputes. In addition to completing readings selected to build theoretical knowledge of negotiation, students engage in role playing exercises to discover, apply, reflect on, and critique the styles and techniques of conflict resolution that work in different types of disputes. The course also integrates on-going discussion of real-world development conflicts by examining the implementation of local planning processes and other development disputes.