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Eye of the Storm Leadership – Chapter One author.

Eye of the Storm Leadership – Chapter One

Chapter One of Eye of the Storm Leadership: Guerilla Bridge Building.

By Peter Adler
La mediación para una comunidad participativa author.

La mediación para una comunidad participativa

Gracias a los editores de eMediacion por compartir este artículoIntroducción Los años dedicados a la práctica de la mediación en...

By Juan Carlos Vezzulla
Ten Questions on Leadership for Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama author.

Ten Questions on Leadership for Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama

The U.S. presidential run-up is a time to think about politics, conflict and leadership. The collective challenges we face --...

By Peter Adler

Barack Obama’s Speech on Race

The following is the text as prepared for delivery of Senator Barack Obama’s speech on race in Philadelphia, as provided...

By Barack Obama
Introduction to Eye of the Storm Leadership author.

Introduction to Eye of the Storm Leadership

Introduction If you are a “leader” in any sense of the word, the ideas, stories, quotes, and exercises that follow...

By Peter Adler
12 Questions for Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama on “Eye-of-the-Storm” Leadership author.

12 Questions for Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama on “Eye-of-the-Storm” Leadership

The current U.S. presidential election is a great time to think about the relationship of politics, conflict and leadership. The...

By Peter Adler
The Guerrilla vs. The Humanist Negotiator author.

The Guerrilla vs. The Humanist Negotiator

A recent article, “Attack Iran,With Words,” by Reuel Marc Gerecht, appeared in the New York Times (OP-ED page, Feb. 20,...

By Robert Benjamin
Obama’s Message – Mediation’s Political Triumph author.

Obama’s Message – Mediation’s Political Triumph

Presidential candidate Barack Obama's main political message represents the absorption of the mediation movement's essential themes at the highest level...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Wonks, Shamans, Warriors, Dealmakers & The Protean Leader author.

Wonks, Shamans, Warriors, Dealmakers & The Protean Leader

History may record the current presidential campaign as a turning point in how we think about leadership, choose a leader,...

By Robert Benjamin
Managing The Rozpuda Valley Dispute In Poland: The Imperative For A Third Party Mediation author.

Managing The Rozpuda Valley Dispute In Poland: The Imperative For A Third Party Mediation

Unresolved public discontent has the potentials to graduate into a major dispute. And no democratic government will like to have...

By Emmy Irobi
Environmental Mediation Clauses in International Legal Mechanisms author.

Environmental Mediation Clauses in International Legal Mechanisms

I. Introduction Mediation has been shown to be effective in thousands of domestic environmental dispute cases in the US, Israel...

By Christina Simokat
La Mediación en España author.

La Mediación en España

No han sido pocos los e-mail recibidos de colegas interesándose por la situación de La Mediación y la salida laboral...

By Franco Conforti
Putting "Public" Back in Public Health Work author.

Putting "Public" Back in Public Health Work

“When big things are at stake, the danger of error is great. Therefore, many should discuss and clarify the matter...

By Don Greenstein, Doug Thompson
The Ok Tedi Negotiations: Rebalancing the Equation in a Chronic Sustainability Dilemma author.

The Ok Tedi Negotiations: Rebalancing the Equation in a Chronic Sustainability Dilemma

Between November 2005 and June 2007, a team from The Keystone Center helped organize and implement a multiparty negotiation process...

By Peter Adler
A Protean Negotiator: An Interview with Peter Adler author.

A Protean Negotiator: An Interview with Peter Adler

Originally published as Vol 1, Nos 1&2 of Gini Nelson’s Engaging Conflicts Today. A free subscription to the newsletter is...

By Gini Nelson
Keystone Conference Final Report author.

Keystone Conference Final Report

Keystone Conference Resources Keystone Conference DVD Print Final Conference Report Consolidating Our Collective Wisdom Best Counsel and Advice to the...

By Managing Editor
Keystone Conference: Megatrends for Mediators in the Law author.

Keystone Conference: Megatrends for Mediators in the Law

Related Video 1. Consider the “law of unintended consequences”—what we sometimes think is good turns out differently and sometimes the...

By Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow
Keystone Conference: Megatrends for Mediators in Media author.

Keystone Conference: Megatrends for Mediators in Media

Related Video There are three media trends affecting conflict resolution—the bad, the good, and those that we do not know...

By Richard C. Reuben
Keystone Conference: Megatrends for Mediators in Society & Culture author.

Keystone Conference: Megatrends for Mediators in Society & Culture

Related Video Social and Cultural Trends related to media/technology: The continuing globalization of culture, with cultural blurring and morphing. An...

By Ann Gosline
Reel Negotiation:  The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Reflections Of Negotiation And Mediation In Film author.

Reel Negotiation: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Reflections Of Negotiation And Mediation In Film

Almost ten years ago, we did a workshop showing film clips from popular films we thought were relevant to negotiation...

By Peter Adler, Robert Benjamin
Memorandum on Environmental Conflict Resolution author.

Memorandum on Environmental Conflict Resolution

SECTION 1. PREAMBLE Problem. This administration and those that follow will continue to face the challenge of balancing competing public...

By Managing Editor
Applying Alternative Dispute Resolution to Environmental Problems author.

Applying Alternative Dispute Resolution to Environmental Problems

Alternative Dispute Resolution: What is it? Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is an emerging tool for finding good solutions to complex...

By Dan Swecker
Consensus Building Tools for New Challenges at the State and Local Levels author.

Consensus Building Tools for New Challenges at the State and Local Levels

Source: The Policy Consensus Initiative (PCI) The PCI builds and supports networks that provide states with leadership and capacity to...

By Robert Jones
Hope For The Future? Follow The Kids! author.

Hope For The Future? Follow The Kids!

“A child only educated at school is an uneducated child.” - George Santayana Resolving complex, highly political, public policy issues...

By Peter Adler
Dialogue By Design: Sixteen Practical Ideas for Organizing and Convening Policy Mediations author.

Dialogue By Design: Sixteen Practical Ideas for Organizing and Convening Policy Mediations

“Policy Dialogues” are a form of conflict resolution. They are used in regulatory, standard-setting, rule-making, and policy forming settings in...

By Peter Adler
Your Brother’s Keeper:An Ethic Of Compassion For Mediators author.

Your Brother’s Keeper:An Ethic Of Compassion For Mediators

Most individuals find themselves intrigued at some emotional or intellectual level by stories that offer insight about a particular aspect...

By William Scott Harralson, J.D.
Are Conservatives in the Closet? author.

Are Conservatives in the Closet?

A few months back, a dialogue occurred on one of the dispute resolution list servers. A contributor, in his comments,...

By W. Steve Lee
Management Of Environmental-Social Conflicts In Mexico author.

Management Of Environmental-Social Conflicts In Mexico

Social rejection of developmental projects that impact the environment is becoming more common in Mexico. This is costing the country...

By Humberto Celis, Leopoldo Burguete, Luis Miguel Diaz
Communication Assessment: Promising Practice For Meeting Management author.

Communication Assessment: Promising Practice For Meeting Management

We may never attain a participatory democracy and it may not be desirable to eliminate our system of representative governance,...

By John Helie
The Allagash: A Case Study of a Successful Environmental Mediation author.

The Allagash: A Case Study of a Successful Environmental Mediation

The Maine Woods are no stranger to environmental controversy: clearcutting, loss of jobs to Canada, habitat preservation, hunting and fishing...

By Jonathan W. Reitman

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