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Leonardo d'Urso

How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month

(2/22/18)Leonardo d'Urso

Mediation and the “Snowball” Effect in the Mediterranean: How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month (and Greece is Next!).

Charlie Young

The Force Present in a Truly Transformative Mediation

(2/16/18)Charlie Young

An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.

Alia Ismail

The Ethics of Retaliation

(2/16/18)Alia Ismail

Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Talking Stick Breaks Impasse

(2/09/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Divided Democrats and Republicans found a way to talk this week, and actually listened to each other, using a talking stick!

Norah Alsugair

Conflicting Negotiation Styles and Strategies: Comparing Perspectives from Saudi Arabia & USA

(2/02/18)Norah Alsugair

This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.

Tom Kosakowski

California Legislature Hears Testimony on Role of Ombuds in Sexual Misconduct Matters

(1/28/18)Tom Kosakowski

As part of its on-going effort to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct in the state capital, a joint subcommittee of the California legislature heard about how the Ombuds programs work at the University of California.

Shirli Kirschner

Criminal Justice and ADR

(1/26/18)Shirli Kirschner

What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?

Alia Ismail

The Lebanese: Heading into an Authentic Reconciliation, and Creating a Potential Reconciliatory Force in a Volcanic Region

(1/26/18)Alia Ismail

In the midst of an unstable Middle East, occupied with a combination of authentic civil protests, and illegitimate ISIS attacks, Lebanon seems to be a promising spot to true reconciliation.

Marvin E. Johnson

Interview with Marvin Johnson

(1/09/18)Marvin E. Johnson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Marvin Johnson, a national leader in the field of dispute resolution generally and on issues of elevating diversity in the ADR field, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Greg Rooney

The Role of the Apology in Abuse Redress Schemes

(1/05/18)Greg Rooney

The profound apology has been an essential part of abuse redress schemes adopted by a number of religious institutions in Australia for supporting victims of abuse within their organisations.

Peter T. Coleman

Getting Woke: How Do We Awaken A Sense Of Injustice?

(12/08/17)Peter T. Coleman

This article is number 8 out of 10 Big Ideas on Peace and Justice from the Career of Morton Deutsch.

Daniel Ben-Zvi

It Happened in Mediation - Believe It or Not

(11/10/17)Daniel Ben-Zvi, Michael Young

The authors have peeled back the protective cloak of confidentiality just enough to provide a glimpse of the wild, the unpredictable, and the utterly preposterous things that have happened in real mediations.

Michael Leathes

Lawyer Negotiation: Theory, Practice & Law - Book Review

(11/10/17)Michael Leathes

This is a review of the book Lawyer Negotiation: Theory, Practice and Law, by Jay Folberg and Dwight Golann.

Ronald S. Kraybill

What Not to Say After Violence

(10/27/17)Ronald S. Kraybill

An Important Choice: What to Do and Say After Violence?

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Family Counseling to Resolve Conflict?

(10/23/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.

Nina Meierding

Interview with Nina Meierding

(10/17/17)Nina Meierding

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Nina Meierding filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Shirli Kirschner

Bio-physiology and DR

(10/13/17)Shirli Kirschner

Studies of the human response to conflict have confirmed that at the level of our body the response is the same as the human response to stress.

Phyllis Pollack

Expanding The Benefits of An Apology!

(9/29/17)Phyllis Pollack

On July 13, 2017, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council passed an Apology Law.

Peter T. Coleman

What Leads to Cooperation and Competition?

(9/22/17)Peter T. Coleman

This article is part of a series based on the ideas of Morton Deutsch.

Shirli Kirschner

ADR and Religion

(9/08/17)Shirli Kirschner

What is the relevance of religion to ADR? This question is very different to considering the relevance of ADR to religion.

Todd Jarvis

Spirit of Dialogue - Book Review

(9/06/17)Todd Jarvis, Aaron Wolf

This is a book review by Todd Jarvis of The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict by Aaron Wolf.

Peter T. Coleman

World Peace: How Do We Keep Nations from Thermonuclear War?

(8/18/17)Peter T. Coleman, Morton Deutsch

This article describes ideas on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch.

Peter Adler

Into the Mediator's Gray Zone

(8/14/17)Peter Adler

Like other mediators and arbitrators, I work in the gray zone of human affairs, the interstitial area between hard positions, contending oppositions, and powerfully different assertions about what is “the truth.”

Jeff Thompson

Bill Richardson: America’s hostage negotiation strategy is broken

(7/28/17)Jeff Thompson

"The blame is theirs. The lesson for us is that America’s hostage negotiation strategy is broken."

Robert Bergman

Increased Complexity of Commercial Disputes Requires a New Approach

(7/28/17)Robert Bergman, Jonathan Ewing

The cost of commercial litigation continues to rise, as a highly politicized world produces pervasive economic and policy uncertainty.

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