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Marcy Einhorn

Online Dispute Resolution: the “New Normal”

(5/18/18)Marcy Einhorn

It may come as a surprise that online dispute resolution has been around for more than twenty years.

Kenneth Cloke

Reflections on North and South Korea

(5/17/18)Kenneth Cloke

As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.

F. Peter Phillips

A New Anagram from Michael Leathes

(5/04/18)F. Peter Phillips

The irrepressible — and for many of us irreplaceable — Michael Leathes has spread the word of a new proposal, for an international negotiation initiative called the International Negotiation Initiative, or INI.

Desislavia Kamenova

Meaning of Space and its Use in the Mediation Procedure

(5/03/18)Desislavia Kamenova

The main purpose of this article is to outline the importance of proxemics at the various stages of the mediation protocol without claiming comprehensiveness.

Geoffrey Corry

Figuring Out George Mitchell’s Real Contribution to the Good Friday Agreement

(4/24/18)Geoffrey Corry

On Tuesday 10th April 2018, I was in Belfast to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) with all the great and the good who took part in those negotiations.

Peter Adler

The Ghosts of Melos

(4/17/18)Peter Adler

Intermediaries, honest brokers, and would-be peacemakers have much to learn from warfare. In fact if you want to understand mediation, learn about war.

John Sturrock

Optimizing the Use of Joint Sessions in Mediation

(4/13/18)John Sturrock

Much has been said and written about the demise of the joint meeting in mediation. In my experience, such a view is premature and, I fear, is potentially wasteful of the power that mediation brings for creative problem-solving.

Spaces for Peace

(4/13/18)Allegra Chen-Carrel

It is referred to as the Dead Zone, the Green Line or No-Man’s Land.

Cinnie Noble

What I Learned About Conflict From Cheetahs

(4/05/18)Cinnie Noble

The dwindling of the cheetah population is due to the conflict between them and men.

Clare Fowler

Norwegian Legislature to Consider Mandating Student Ombuds for All Universities

(3/01/18)Clare Fowler

A committee of the Storting (Norway's supreme legislature) has approved a proposal to mandate Studentombud for all universities in the country. At present, ten universities provide Student Ombuds programs, which serve about two-thirds of all university students. 

Leonardo d'Urso

How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month

(2/22/18)Leonardo d'Urso

Mediation and the “Snowball” Effect in the Mediterranean: How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month (and Greece is Next!).

Alia Ismail

The Ethics of Retaliation

(2/16/18)Alia Ismail

Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.

Jan Sunoo

Make Mediation a Life Skill and a Core Value

(2/08/18)Jan Sunoo

Mediation is not neutral. The process itself is full of implicit principles and valuable life lessons.

Tom Kosakowski

World Health Organization Ombuds Says Dysfunctional Management is Impacting Mission

(2/06/18)Tom Kosakowski

In January 2018, the Ombudsman for the international public health agency told leadership that managers lack the interpersonal skills required for effective team communications, constructive conversations about performance, and conflict resolution.

Peter Adler

Eye of the Storm Leadership: The Quirky Art of Mugwumps

(1/30/18)Peter Adler

If you read the articles and blog pieces at www.mediate.com, you stand on ancient shoulders. The impulse to manage conflict constructively goes back 40,000 years and spans 4,000 cultures and language groups.

Bruce Edwards

Making Peace Our Business

(1/19/18)Bruce Edwards

How can we as uniquely qualified and successful commercial mediators find ways to apply our mediation skills to address broader societal conflicts?

Uma Ramanathan

Ideas, Ideologies, and Inferences

(1/12/18)Uma Ramanathan

Differences arise due to contrasting goals and demands and due to inability to perceive and acknowledge the stand of the other person.

Christian Radu Chereji

Mediating Blood Feuds in the Cretan Mountains

(1/12/18)Christian Radu Chereji

One tradition on Crete is the persistence of blood feuds, conflicts between clans that go for generations, involving armed violence and bloodshed.

Bruce Edwards

Champions of Peace

(1/12/18)Bruce Edwards

Remember, we are not just developing an individual practice. We are reshaping a legal culture, while building an industry.

John Sturrock

On the Road to Solutions that Work for All

(1/05/18)John Sturrock

The idea of our bus tour was to engage local communities in conversations about what was important to them in their area and explore how effective dialogue can aid problem-solving, help resolve contentious issues and reduce conflict.

Shirli Kirschner

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and ADR

(12/15/17)Shirli Kirschner

This topic is a sizable one which raises many sensitive and complex issues well beyond the scope of any snapshot overview.

Robert Mnookin

Interview with Robert Mnookin

(11/13/17)Robert Mnookin

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Robert Mnookin, faculty at the Harvard Negotiation Project, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

Gabor Farkas

The Case for a Fresh Approach to Commercial Cross-Border Mediation

(11/10/17)Gabor Farkas

In a world where international commerce and cultural exchanges continuously progresses, disputes are unavoidable. Solving these cross-jurisdictional disputes through litigation is painfully long.

F. Peter Phillips

Singapore: The Hub of International Commercial Dispute Resolution

(11/06/17)F. Peter Phillips

In addition to the usual high level of discourse and the unparalleled opportunity to meet new friends and keep the old, this particular Forum offered the additional opportunity to reassess the extraordinary richness of Singapore as a world center for international commerce and commercial dispute resolution.

Alia Ismail

Challenges to Starting an American Middle-Eastern Cross-Border Mediation Center

(10/13/17)Alia Ismail

Starting a cross-borders mediation center between the US and the Middle East requires interacting with professionals on both continents. Despite appearing differences within both cultures, it seems when programmed patterns are utilized, and no longer serve, professionals shift their behaviors to the total opposite.

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