(11/28/16)Tony Belak, Pradeep Deshpande
Is intervention possible that will permit the US society to continue to rise or to keep the decline at bay longer?
The key to cross cultural communication in mediation, is tuning into the dynamic of directional awareness.
How many times do clients come into your divorce mediation office when they aren't on the same page?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How can they possibly support ____ for president?!
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.
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.
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.
(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.
If Brexit were an ancient Greek tragedy, David Cameron would be the tragic hero.
This article discusses hope and despair in the landscape of today.
The decision to leave the EU has drawn the UK into the Nash Trap.
This is a video sample from Nina Meierding's seven-hour online course on Culture & Gender Issues in Negotiation & Mediation.
(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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Disabled people are significantly more likely to experience unfair treatment at work than non-disabled people.
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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.