Category: Academic

William Ury’s ‘The Art of Saying ‘No,’ and How it Applies in the Mediation Room author.

William Ury’s ‘The Art of Saying ‘No,’ and How it Applies in the Mediation Room

A Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation seminar taught late last year by William Ury picked up on his legendary negotiation practice and theory...

By Mylene Chan
Introversion, the Legal Profession, and Dispute Resolution author.

Introversion, the Legal Profession, and Dispute Resolution

Do you often feel introverted, generally preferring to be in a small group of trusted friends than in a large...

By John Lande
Why Do We Blame? author.

Why Do We Blame?

“The only thing blame does it to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to...

By Cinnie Noble
Conflict Management and Philosophy author.

Conflict Management and Philosophy

I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change,...

By Ralph Kilmann
Bregant, Robbenolt, and Winship – Perceptions on Settlement author.

Bregant, Robbenolt, and Winship – Perceptions on Settlement

We don’t post a lot of scholarship updates here as there are many better outlets for that, but once and...

By Art Hinshaw
How JAMS Is Striving to Make Its Workplace Greener author.

How JAMS Is Striving to Make Its Workplace Greener

Most service businesses may not think that their efforts can move the needle in addressing the severe climate issues we...

By Chris Poole
Organizational or Interpersonal Conflict? author.

Organizational or Interpersonal Conflict?

If there’s a disagreement at work, what difference does it make whether it’s organizational or interpersonal? And what’s the difference...

By Maria Simpson
Mediation and Insolvency, with a focus on developing countries author.

Mediation and Insolvency, with a focus on developing countries

Debt has been a problem for millennia. The roots of the modern insolvency law are in the “jus mercatorum –...

By Giovanni Matteucci
The Importance of Workplace Appreciation (And How to Express It) author.

The Importance of Workplace Appreciation (And How to Express It)

Most of us like to feel appreciated in the workplace, though we’re not always willing to admit that praise is...

By Jeremy Pollack
Survey Data Indicates Eviction Mediation Program Offers Procedural Justice author.

Survey Data Indicates Eviction Mediation Program Offers Procedural Justice

This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration...

By Jennifer Shack
Mediation As A New Path To Curtail Bullying author.

Mediation As A New Path To Curtail Bullying

In the last 6 years we have seen a rise in bullying in schools around the country. According to the...

By Maaria Mozaffar
COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War author.

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

I.      Into the Fray   The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem....

By Peter Adler
Using Stone Soup author.

Using Stone Soup

IndisputablyOut of the blue, I got an email from Peter Phillips saying, “John, just a note to report how much...

By John Lande
Married Mediators: Donna Silverberg and Charles Wiggins author.

Married Mediators: Donna Silverberg and Charles Wiggins

An interview with Donna Silverberg and Charles Wiggins about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation....

By Charles Wiggins, Donna Silverberg, Owner
Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Lela Love author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Lela Love

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Lela Love about her chapter in the book "Evolution of a...

By Lela Love
What Kaizen and Sir David can Teach Mediators About the Green Pledge author.

What Kaizen and Sir David can Teach Mediators About the Green Pledge

As the first week of COP26 drew to a close, and fireworks lit the sky in celebration of Diwali and...

By Rachael Bicknell
Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Ian Macduff author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Ian Macduff

Professor Ian Macduff's July 29, 2021 interview as part of the Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution interview series offered by...

By Ian MacDuff
Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán about her chapter in the book Evolution of...

By Colin Rule, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán
Shovel 6 – The Real Role Play author.

Shovel 6 – The Real Role Play

Well, I was ready to bring my shovel for the next dig, but when I looked down I realized my...

By Paul Rajkowski
Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Andrea Schneider author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Andrea Schneider

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Andrea Schneider about her chapter in the book Evolution of a...

By Andrea Schneider, Colin Rule
Book Review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution author.

Book Review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution

Originally published in: FAMILY COURT REVIEW, Vol. 59 No. 4, October 2021 831–839, doi: 10.1111/fcre.12612 © 2021 Association of Family...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
What Would *You* Have Done? author.

What Would *You* Have Done?

Indisputably An article last week in the Wall Street Journal offered the headline, “Political Divisions in Cortez, Colorado, Got So Bitter...

By Michael Moffitt
What I’m Reading author.

What I’m Reading

Being retired from teaching and faculty meetings leaves time to do other things.  (Have you noticed that teaching and faculty...

By John Lande
Your Student is Headed Back to In-person Learning – and There May be Things to Fear that Have Nothing to do with COVID-19 author.

Your Student is Headed Back to In-person Learning – and There May be Things to Fear that Have Nothing to do with COVID-19

After an unprecedented year of catch-as-catch-can learning, most students will feel a tad behind the eightball, which is expected. That's...

By Veera Mahajan
Paths Forward for Online Mediation: Final Report of Online Mediation Task Force – Introduction author.

Paths Forward for Online Mediation: Final Report of Online Mediation Task Force – Introduction

READ THE ENTIRE FINAL REPORT Introduction “Welcome to the online mediation revolution”  Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Task Force Chair What follows...

By James Melamed, J.D., Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Q&A with Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez (Ret.) author.

Q&A with Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez (Ret.)

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleJudge Irma Gonzalez has spent the last eight years at JAMS as a mediator, arbitrator,...

By Irma Gonzalez
Dance of Opposites – Book Review author.

Dance of Opposites – Book Review

The Dance of Opposites, a new book by Dr. Kenneth Cloke, will change your life. You will never view conflict...

By Kenneth Cloke, Ron Supancic
What Challenges Should the Proposed Mediation Act of India Address? author.

What Challenges Should the Proposed Mediation Act of India Address?

Recently, the Supreme Court of India, admitting that there is ‘a dire need to enact Indian Mediation Act..’ directed constitution...

By Sneha Vardhani
High-Tech Dispute Resolution author.

High-Tech Dispute Resolution

Disputing Blog by Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly HayesJean R. Sternlight, Founding Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict...

By Beth Graham
Tips for Addressing Childhood Conflict author.

Tips for Addressing Childhood Conflict

Someone called me today about her sister bullying, yelling at her, and feeling entitled. No matter who is bullying you...

By Veera Mahajan

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