Interview Section

Robert D. Benjamin The Mediate.com Interview Section includes well over 100 interviews with many of the world's leading mediators.

This Section includes both the seminal Mediate.com interview series: "Views from the Eye of the Storm" and our new 2019 video series: "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society."

Robert D. Benjamin, Mediate.com Senior Editor, is lead interviewer for both interview series.

Video Interviews


Frank Sander

Interview with Frank Sander

(7/25/19)Frank Sander

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Harvard Law Professor Frank Sander, founder of the Multi-Door Courthouse movement, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

Sid Lezak

Interview with Sid Lezak

(7/20/19)Sid Lezak

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with former US Attorney and mediator Sid Lezak shortly before his death as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

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.

Bill Lincoln

Interview with Bill Lincoln

(7/01/19)Bill Lincoln

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with mediation pioneer Bill Lincoln as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Colin Rule

Interview with Colin Rule - 2011

(6/30/19)Colin Rule

This is the complete interview with former Ebay and PayPal dispute resolution director Colin Rule as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

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.

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.

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.

Nancy Welsh

Interview with Nancy Welsh: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(5/26/19)Nancy Welsh

This is an interview with Nancy Welsh, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

David Smith

Interview with David J. Smith - The Future of Mediation - Starting a Career

(4/18/19)David Smith

This is an interview by Mediate.com Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler, with David J. Smith, author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace, on career opportunities for those wanting to break into the dispute resolution field.

Peter Salem

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

(3/07/19)Peter Salem

This is a new interview of Peter Salem, long-time Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Jim Melamed

New Mediate.com Interview Series: "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society"

(1/09/19)Jim Melamed

Mediate.com is proud to announce our new video Interview Series: “The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society.” Robert Benjamin, Senior Editor, is lead interviewer for our new interview series.

Kenneth Cloke

Interview with Ken Cloke - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(11/15/18)Kenneth Cloke

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Ken Cloke, author and Founder of Mediators Beyond Borders, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Chip Rose

Interview with Chip Rose - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(10/10/18)Chip Rose

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Chip Rose, a national leader in the fields of divorce mediation and collaborative practice, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Maxine Baker-Jackson

Interview with Maxine Baker-Jackson - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(10/02/18)Maxine Baker-Jackson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Maxine Baker-Jackson, former Director and Mediator, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Dependency Court, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Margaret Shaw

Interview with Margaret Shaw - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(9/26/18)Margaret Shaw

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Margaret Shaw, recipient of this year's Mary Parker Follett award from ACR, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

L. Randolph Lowry

Interview with Randy Lowry - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(9/12/18)L. Randolph Lowry

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Randy Lowry, President of Lipscomb University and founder of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine.

Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

Interview with Carrie Menkel-Meadow - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(8/08/18)Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown Law Professor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Donald T. Saposnek

Interview with Don Saposnek - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(7/31/18)Donald T. Saposnek

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Don Saposnek, a leading family mediator, writer and editor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Lisa Parkinson

Interview with Lisa Parkinson - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(7/22/18)Lisa Parkinson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Lisa Parkinson, family mediation leader in the UK and Europe, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

Tom Stipanowich

Interview with Thomas Stipanowich - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(6/19/18)Tom Stipanowich

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Tom Stipanowich, Co-Director of Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and former Director of CPR in New York, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Andrew Schepard

Interview with Andrew Schepard - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(6/12/18)Andrew Schepard

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Andrew Schepard, a leading professor, editor and writer of family law and mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Larry Fong

Interview with Larry Fong - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(6/05/18)Larry Fong

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Larry Fong, a leading Canadian Family Mediator, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Michael Lang

Interview with Michael Lang - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(5/21/18)Michael Lang

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lang, former President of the Academy of Family Mediators and founder of the Antioch University conflict resolution program, filmed for the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Leonard Riskin

Interview with Leonard Riskin - Views from the Eye of the Storm

(5/07/18)Leonard Riskin

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

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