“The field is so internally diverse that an ethical issue that strongly affects one type of practitioner is all but nonsensical in another area. But one ethical issue that I think really does apply across the board is the temptation not to be straight with the parties and the public as to the embedded values of a number of different programs and kinds of intervention.” — Christopher Honeyman
Chris is interviewed in today’s issue of Engaging Conflicts Today. Chris is Managing Partner, CONVENOR Conflict Management, based in Madison, WI and Washington, DC. He has led a fifteen-year series of large-scale conflict management research and development projects funded by the Hewlett Foundation. Chris is co-editor of, and author or co-author of 8 chapters in the Fieldbook. If you would like a copy of his interview, and are not signed up for the newsletter (which you can do in the sidebar on the right!), email me this week at [email protected] with Chris Honeyman in the subject line and I’ll email it to you.
By the way, I intended to supplement today’s newsletter with a reprint of an earlier Engaging Conflicts post on the Fieldbook, Why Even The Best Get Stuck, which includes one of Chris’ articles, but I have revised the Fieldbook project. I’ll continue to review the Fieldbook (because it’s hot, hot, hot; the ABA calls it the foremost reference book in the field), but I won’t do supplements to the newsletter with the posts at this time. Maybe later. For now, I’ll focus on reading and reporting on the book– come back to the Engaging Conflicts blog for that!– and give subscribers to Engaging Conflicts Today the interviews with the authors. Did I say yet that I’m in the process of interviewing most (perhaps all) of the 80 authors to the Fieldbook? So kind of them to share their perspectives and experiences in this way!
This article originally appeared in the April 1999 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute and the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program.The meteoric rise of the...By Christopher Sheesley