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John Sturrock

A Negotiation Emergency?

(7/31/19)John Sturrock

The need for a “Conflict Revolution” is clear. We have a Negotiation Emergency at the same time as we have a Climate Emergency.

Jim Melamed

Establishing Standards for Online Domestic Relations Mediation

(7/18/19)Jim Melamed

Leading national family mediation organizations, including Mediate.com, have abided by common standards for divorce and family mediation for over two decades. Do these standards need to be updated to address issues of online mediation? If so, how?

Frederick Way

Celebrating Pride – Reflections on Being a Gay Mediator

(7/18/19)Frederick Way

This article discusses this mediator's viewpoint that as a mediation profession need to celebrate our own pride.

John Lande

We Have to Love More, Hate Less. We Got to Listen More and Talk Less.

(7/12/19)John Lande

A quick thought on what we can learn from women's soccer.

Beth Graham

SCOTX Grants Petition For Review Over Local Government Arbitration Question

(7/12/19)Beth Graham

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Texas agreed to consider whether the San Antonio River Authority must arbitrate a dispute related to the costs associated with a $10 million dam project.

John Sturrock

Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream

(7/05/19)John Sturrock

Being a mediator brings surprises along the way. It is remarkable that, after years of waiting for Scotland to pick up the mediation baton, we now have two important initiatives underway.

Alex Renirie

'Resolving Land and Energy Conflicts': Book Review

(7/05/19)Alex Renirie, Todd Jarvis

Resolving Land and Energy Conflicts is a groundbreaking effort that documents conflicts and strategies for collaboration in today’s U.S. energy sector.

Ann Gosline

Ann Gosline Interview: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(7/01/19)Ann Gosline

The wider Influence of mediation and negotiative thinking beyond practice.

Kenneth Cloke

Bringing Oxytocin into the Room

(6/22/19)Kenneth Cloke

For the most part, we have tended to ignore the deeper reality that conflict experiences are processed and regulated by our nervous system.

Susan Yates

Interview with Susan Yates: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(6/19/19)Susan Yates

Managing A Force of Nature: ODR and Dispute Resolution Systems Design Standards and Practice: An interview with Susan Yates by Robert Benjamin.

Ascending the Status of Mediation - Supporting the National Mediation Policy Act

(6/17/19)Michael Aurit, Donald T. Saposnek

The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) recently became the first major organization to endorse The National Mediation Policy Act, a seminal national effort to improve the sanity of discourse in our country.

John Sturrock

Mediation in a Changing Climate? - From Consensus to Confrontation?

(6/17/19)John Sturrock

It is a privilege to speak here at the Salzburg Global Seminar. I'd like to start with some provocation. Imagine these alternatives to the usual headlines.

Susan Podziba

Conflict, Negotiation, and Public Policy Mediation in the Trump Era

(6/13/19)Susan Podziba

The world of conflict, negotiation, and public policy mediation has markedly changed since the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States.

Doug Yarn

New Interview with Douglas Yarn: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(5/28/19)Doug Yarn

This is a new interview with Doug Yarn, a leading academic in the fields of racial injustice and dispute resolution, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Jim Melamed

Comparing Mediation Websites

(5/24/19)Jim Melamed

According to brand new 5/22/19 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!

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APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

(5/17/19)Mediate.com

The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.

Monica Brown-Coleman

Cognitive Bias' in the Workplace

(5/09/19)Monica Brown-Coleman

A change manager candidly discusses her experience in a company.

Armita Azad

The Role of Mediation in Investor-State Disputes

(4/26/19)Armita Azad

Mediation should become more prominent than arbitration in the approach to investor-State disputes.

Christopher Reeves

Preparing for Mediation: Six Need-to-Knows for UK clients

(4/22/19)Christopher Reeves

Christopher Reeves explains the process, the potential benefits – and how construction companies should prepare for a mediation.

Jeff Thompson

HOBAS: Understanding the Data Behind U.S. Crisis Hostage Negotiation

(4/01/19)Jeff Thompson

Working with the FBI, I had access to the Hostage Barricade Database System (HOBAS) and put out what I believe to be is the most current up-to-date information on law enforcement negotiation statistics.

Kenneth Rasmussen

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide - Part 2

(3/15/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama

This article by Ken Rasmussen and Milan Slama is the second part to discuss the current political divide.

Kenneth Cloke

New Interview with Ken Cloke - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(2/19/19)Kenneth Cloke

This is a new interview of mediation leader and author Ken Cloke by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Peter Adler

New Interview with Peter Adler - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(2/14/19)Peter Adler

This is a new interview with public policy mediation leader Peter Adler by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Kari Boyle

BC Justice: Through the Eye of a Fish

(2/07/19)Kari Boyle

This article discusses a family law approach called “systemic human-centered design”.

Howard Gadlin

New Interview with Howard Gadlin - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(1/22/19)Howard Gadlin

This is a new interview of Howard Gadlin, long-time leading Ombudsman at UCLA and the National Institute of Health (NIH), by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's video series "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society."

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