What is the relevance of religion to ADR? This question is very different to considering the relevance of ADR to religion.
While I have known that silence can be a powerful tool in my mediation tool box, I never really thought about until I read a recent article posted on the BBC news website called “The subtle power of uncomfortable silences."
A degree of controversy still surrounds characterising ADR as an ‘access to justice’ issue.
Exploders make up the second category of difficult people; but they are totally opposite from the Snipers we looked at before.
"The blame is theirs. The lesson for us is that America’s hostage negotiation strategy is broken."
(7/21/17)F. Peter Phillips
An upcoming mediation conference looks like it will be very educational.
My colleague, Professor Paul Berkman, has launched a Science Diplomacy Center at Tufts University. This is a campus-wide initiative coordinated through the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Crisis and hostage negotiators, as well as other law enforcement personnel, continually find themselves involved in crisis situations where the pressure is placed on him or her to peacefully resolve an incident.
Joint Fact Finding (JFF) is a public engagement strategy that creates a needed safe harbor for technical and scientific discussions between all sides.
In the analyses of this week's budget deal, whether from the politicians of both parties or from the pundits, mostly we are hearing about which side scored the most points.
On the evening of Tuesday March 28th 2017, a pop-up mediation event on Brexit took place
at the Grassmarket Community Centre in Edinburgh.
This is a fictional story based on fact, teaching an example about mediation.
(4/21/17)F. Peter Phillips
Lincoln famously wrote: As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man.
If you believe someone is aggressive, could they behave more aggressively with you than with others?
This article explores the concept of bullying in the workplace and how to respond to it more effectively.
This article identifies four distinct mediation models that EU Member States have used in implementing the Directive: Full Voluntary Mediation; Voluntary Mediation with Incentives and Sanctions; Required Initial Mediation Session; and Full Mandatory Mediation.
When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.
This article discusses which privilege law governs in the context of enforcing a settlement agreement when both federal and state law claims are involved.
David Weiss, the Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) at New Jersey City University. , is interviewed by Laura A. Kaster, President of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi New Jersey Alternative Dispute Resolution Inn of Court.
Peace is, and will continue to be, a pain in the butt.
A member of the Hawaii State House of Representatives has reportedly introduced a bill that would require mediation for certain real estate transactions occurring in the state.
Not all disagreements require long talks to resolve them sufficiently.
New research is challenging the notion that thinking, problem solving, and decision making take place strictly in the head. And finally giving me some credibility when placing interactive toys in the middle of my mediation table.
President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries.
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