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From Jeff Thompson's Enjoy Mediation Blog
New York Times Blog- Andrew C. Revkin...I was engaged in a discussion with Monckton about his views of climate science and some disputes we’d had over stories I’d written when Brad Johnson, a climate blogger and editor at the liberal Center for American Progress, walked by – creating one of those volatile moments, as if matter and anti-matter had come a bit too close for comfort.
Then I was fascinated to see that the very next booth held the antithesis of combativeness – representatives of Mediators Beyond Borders, a group that aims to help resolve the world’s most vexing, persistent fights using Kheel-style methods to break a complicated battle into manageable parts.The video above conveys the scene and includes a short interview with Alan Gross, a mediator and co-founder of the group.
He said the group, which has projects from Israel to Zimbabwe to Pittsburgh, was there to try to convince delegates to the talks to include language in any draft agreement that calls for mediators to be applied. Here’s the language proposed by the group:[Read More Here]
Jeff Thompson is a certified international mediator. He is also a law enforcement detective in New York. His law enforcement role include a being a communication and conflict specialist, interfaith dialogue, developing and implementing community engagement programs, and designing training workshops.
Jeff is currently a PhD candidate researching nonverbal communication and mediation at Griffith University Law School. He also received his MS in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Creighton University School of Law. Jeff has presented and trained on the topic of conflict, mediation, communication and nonverbal communication internationally and has been published and featured with numerous international media organizations. He currently writes also at PsychologyToday.com.
(All posts by Jeff Thompson represent his personal reflections and opinions as a mediator and not that of any organization.)
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