Articles and Video:
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with mediation pioneer Bill Lincoln as part of Mediate.com's "The Mediators: Views from the Eye of the Storm" Series.
Lincoln, Bill: Imparting Mediation Tools to Disputing Parties - Video
Bill Lincoln talks about creating the capacity in the parties in order that they are equipped with the tools needed to mediate themselves. Goal is to end with a settlement.
Bill Lincoln: Mediation Interview - Video
This is an hour-long video with Bill Lincoln, Director of the Conflict Resolution, Research and Resource Institute, Inc. [CRI]. Bill discusses his entry into mediation, and how he has worked with various cross-cultural conflicts, locally and internationally.
Lincoln, Bill: Mediators Not Neutral, But Impartial - Video
Bill Lincoln explains how he doesn't see mediators as being neutral, but sees them as having a duty to facilitate a process and be impartial.
Bill Lincoln: Mediating Desegregation Dispute - Video
Bill Lincoln describes a case he mediated where various ethnic groups called for his leadership in mediating disputes surrounding desegregation in schools.
Bill Lincoln: First Mediation was Riot in Rochester - Video
Bill Lincoln describes his effectiveness in his first mediation experience, helping to quell a riot in Rochester.
Lincoln, Bill: Leading Training Courses for Mediators - Video
Bill Lincoln speaks of his leadership role in training mediators in order to have a "professional standard of competency".
Lincoln, Bill: Values and Principles that Led to Mediating Internationally - Video
Bill Lincoln talks about his start in international mediation and how he wanted to end the contradiction of rapid social change and orderly social change.
Bill Lincoln: Teaching Mediation in Cuba - Video
Bill Lincoln describes training members of the foreign ministry in Cuba: developing curriculum, meeting with ambassadors, teaching negotiation.
Bill Lincoln: Qualities that the Mediators and Parties Need - Video
Bill Lincoln describes his style: the enthusiasm and excitement he brings to mediating while relinquishing responsibility and giving it to the disputing parties.
Lincoln, Bill: International Mediation Training - Video
Bill Lincoln describes his work in Afghanistan trying to implement mediation courses within the university and Foreign Ministry; he underscores his two points of entry into a country: the university system and the foreign ministry.
Like it or Not, the United States and Iran are Partners: Seven Principles for Moving Forward Negotiations
There is a point to be made and not to be forgotten: Conflict adversaries such as the United States and Iran are indeed the partners which each other needs and seeks if they are to prevent, manage and resolve dysfunctional conflict. While the nuclear issue is seemingly the focal point of the conflict, in reality it is the overall US-Iranian relationship that must be addressed if stability and real security is to be achieved in the region. 5 Comments