It may come as a surprise that online dispute resolution has been around for more than twenty years.
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.
(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.
The main purpose of this article is to outline the importance of proxemics at the various stages of the mediation protocol without claiming comprehensiveness.
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.
Intermediaries, honest brokers, and would-be peacemakers have much to learn from warfare. In fact if you want to understand mediation, learn about war.
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.
It is referred to as the Dead Zone, the Green Line or No-Man’s Land.
The dwindling of the cheetah population is due to the conflict between them and men.
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.
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!).
Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.
Mediation is not neutral. The process itself is full of implicit principles and valuable life lessons.
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.
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.
How can we as uniquely qualified and successful commercial mediators find ways to apply our mediation skills to address broader societal conflicts?
Differences arise due to contrasting goals and demands and due to inability to perceive and acknowledge the stand of the other person.
(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.
Remember, we are not just developing an individual practice. We are reshaping a legal culture, while building an industry.
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.
This topic is a sizable one which raises many sensitive and complex issues well beyond the scope of any snapshot overview.
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.
In a world where international commerce and cultural exchanges continuously progresses, disputes are unavoidable. Solving these cross-jurisdictional disputes through litigation is painfully long.
(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.
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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.