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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: An interview with Susan Yates by Robert Benjamin on April 30, 2019.

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."

Arjun Pal

The Impact of Mediation in India

(12/24/18)Arjun Pal

In this article, Arjun Pal discusses the impact of mediation in India.

Jim Melamed

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Lawyers

(12/21/18)Jim Melamed

This chapter focuses on areas of ODR that are likely to involve attorneys, Attorney involvement in ODR tends to be for more complex and substantial disputes, such as resolving all divorce issues or settling an estate or resolving ongoing business issues. These are areas of “integrative” ODR practice, where there are multiple issues and, commonly, a continuing relationship.

Peter Adler

Beyond Solutions

(12/10/18)Peter Adler

Mediation, like other forums where leadership is called for, can be a hard business, not for the faint of heart. On the other hand, every once in a great while, something magical, unplanned, and unexpected happens and the room is suddenly filled with hope and light.

Jennifer Shack

Findings from an Evaluation of Eight Foreclosure Mediation Programs

(12/07/18)Jennifer Shack

One great benefit of evaluating eight programs with different approaches to resolving the same cases is that it allowed me to uncover program design factors and other variables that promote program success.

Larry Susskind

Anticipatory Governance: Do You Know What It Is?

(11/23/18)Larry Susskind

I finally found the right phrase to describe what city planning is, and what city planners do. Planners provide ideas, analyses and organized settings in which governance (i.e. collaborative problem-solving) can take place.

Andrea Schneider

Heartbroken in Pittsburgh

(11/01/18)Andrea Schneider

I thought that teaching the Kavanaugh hearings in a careful and respectful manner a few weeks ago would be the biggest teaching challenge of the semester. I was wrong.

Peter Adler

Bringing Down a Giraffe

(10/30/18)Peter Adler

Each of the described four impulses gives rise to tensions in negotiation: the need to compete and claim, the impulse to cooperate and find common ground, the drive for pragmatic and technically competent solutions, and the push for a moral basis in solution-making.

John Fiske

Don’t Dread Divorces this December

(10/30/18)John Fiske

Thanks to the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, (“TCAJA”), divorce lawyers and mediators know that December will be a busy time and some of us may be working right up to the close of the courthouse on Monday, December 31st.

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