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Arthur Rosenbloom

Mediating Valuation Disputes In Minority Oppression Litigation

(11/03/16)Arthur Rosenbloom

This article describes how the mediator can assess the strengths and weaknesses of each side’s valuation position as well as the disarray in the New York courts in ruling on valuation issues.

Bernard Morrow

The Mindful Mediator

(10/28/16)Bernard Morrow

I have written in the past about how “being present” (or, in the moment) is the single-most important ingredient I bring to a mediation.

Restorative Justice Works!

(10/21/16)

This author wonders if “restorative justice” is not about forgiveness or reconciliation nor is it mediation nor is it designed to reduce recidivism. It is neither an alternative to prison nor replaces our legal system.

Ariel Belen

Diversity and Mediation

(10/21/16)Ariel Belen

Imagine two parties locked in a bitter and acrimonious dispute that has gone through six years of hotly contested litigation. At issue are the ownership and control of at least a dozen commercial and residential properties valued in the tens of millions of dollars.

Greg Rooney

Applying Cynefin Complexity Theory to Mediation

(10/08/16)Greg Rooney

Cynefin is a Welsh word that means we are influenced by multiple factors in our environment that we can never fully understand. It is a good way to describe the complex world we are experiencing in this early part of the 21st century.

Dan Simon

Is the Other Side as Bad as We Think?

(10/07/16)Dan Simon

How can they possibly support ____ for president?!

Roland Chesters

When Does Unconscious Bias Become Discrimination?

(9/23/16)Roland Chesters

Nobody likes to be told they are biased – usually. Most of us would like to think that we are fair and open-minded, willing to explore the unknown – to a degree, accepting of other people’s differences. At least that’s what I used to think.

Lester Levy

Resolving Complex Environmental Disputes

(9/09/16)Lester Levy

This article discusses early cooperation between parties and insurers in resolving complex environmental disputes. It summarizes strategies that recently succeeded in a six-way dispute over the costs of investigating and remediating an extended plume of PCP groundwater contamination.

Claudia Maffettone

Principles and Practices of Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam. The Case of Morocco.

(8/19/16)Claudia Maffettone

In this article I will offer a panoramic view on the concept of peace in Islam and on Islamic conflict resolution principles and practices. Albeit the overwhelming negative narratives on Islam, this religion and tradition is rooted in an articulate philosophy of peace, justice, reciprocity, and community.

Jan Frankel Schau

Appreciating Diversity and Preaching Tolerance in Mediation

(8/08/16)Jan Frankel Schau

So many conflicts seem to arise out of a simple lack of tolerance. Whether it arises from diversity of style, world-view, religion, values or backgrounds, folks sometimes just shut down and refuse to engage with others–and then trouble brews.

Greg Bond

Brexit And The Tragically Flawed Mediator

(8/08/16)Greg Bond

If Brexit were an ancient Greek tragedy, David Cameron would be the tragic hero.

Lorraine Segal

We’re All in This Together: Listening to Each Other in Troubled Times

(7/29/16)Lorraine Segal

This article discusses hope and despair in the landscape of today.

Greg Rooney

Brexit and the Nash Trap

(7/29/16)Greg Rooney

The decision to leave the EU has drawn the UK into the Nash Trap.

Nina Meierding

Culture & Gender Issues in Negotiation & Mediation (video)

(7/27/16)Nina Meierding

This is a video sample from Nina Meierding's seven-hour online course on Culture & Gender Issues in Negotiation & Mediation.

John Paul Lederach

How Does Humanity Unite?

(7/22/16)John Paul Lederach

A blog series from Dr. John Paul Lederach, Humanity United Senior Fellow, exploring the challenges of social fragmentation and conflict with a focus on reconciliation, social healing, and human flourishing.

The Differential of Mediation in Contracts of Insurance and Reinsurance

(7/15/16)Andrea Maia, Vivien Lys Porto Ferreira da Silva

The current issue consists on identifying the effectiveness of insertion of clauses of mediation in contract of insurance and reinsurance in corporate law and consumer law, exclusively in private mediation.

Nina Meierding

Interview with Nina Meierding

(7/10/16)Nina Meierding

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Nina Meierding filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Maria Simpson

Orlando and Radicalization

(6/27/16)Maria Simpson

As a former member of the IRA, and one who admits to violence, Sean O'Callaghan has clearer insights into this concept than a lot of commentators and psychologists who have not gone through this process and, more importantly, rejected it. His comments, made after the violence in France, are equally applicable to Orlando.

Ian MacDuff

The Mediator as Tourist

(6/10/16)Ian MacDuff

I’ve just returned from a week in Vientiane, the capital of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and that week away gives me both a [slight] excuse for a late blog entry and a couple of reflections on the outsider/observer role of both mediator and tourist.

Tammy Lenski

Whakawhanaungatanga

(5/13/16)Tammy Lenski

Whakawhanaungatanga is a Maori process for establishing relationships. In the following interview I explore the tradition, identity, trust-building, and conflict resolution with New Zealanders Hilary Unwin and Pereri Hathaway.

Roland Chesters

Why Disability Mediation is Crucial

(5/13/16)Roland Chesters

Disabled people are significantly more likely to experience unfair treatment at work than non-disabled people.

David Smith

Nurturing the Peacebuilders and Conflict Resolvers of Tomorrow

(5/06/16)David Smith

This piece argues for the need to work with youth, particularly at the high school and college levels, to build our profession and carry on the work of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. It provides a model for thinking about careers: direct action vs. indirect action jobs.

John Sturrock

The Middle East’s Mediator?

(4/29/16)John Sturrock

The Amman Message delivered by the Chief Justice of Jordan in 2004 is an extraordinary statement of tolerance and peace and deserves full reading by all who would comment on Muslim affairs. The Chief Justice emphasises peace, security, neighbourliness, coexistence and respect for others.

Alberto Elisavetsky

Distance Mediation as a Bridge for Social Inclusion

(4/22/16)Alberto Elisavetsky

Our world has over 7.500.000.000 habitants, of which an 85% have access to cellphones. This data confirms that a wide spectrum of the humanity can benefit with the use of ODR, most of all the excluded and the needed. En Espanol.

Alberto Elisavetsky

La Mediación a Distancia como Puente de Inclusión Social

(4/22/16)Alberto Elisavetsky

Nuestro mundo tiene en este momento más de 7.500.000.000 millones de habitantes, de los cuales el 35% tienen acceso a Internet y el 85% acceso a telefonía celular. Estos datos nos confirman que un amplio espectro de la humanidad puede beneficiarse con la utilización de las RDL/ODR, sobre todo los más excluidos y necesitados.

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