Judy Gordon Mediation Services
2525 Golden Rain Road, Suite 9 Walnut Creek, CA 94595

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Phone: 925 938-2525


Diversity Articles

Diversity Articles


Spirituality of Conflict Transformation

(2/22/18)Jason Dykstra

Over the years, I have sensed a profound need for the development of a spirituality of conflict transformation within the peacebuilding community generally and within the Mennonite peacebuilding community specifically.

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!).

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.

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.

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!

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.

Criminal Justice and ADR

(1/26/18)Shirli Kirschner

What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Not to Say After Violence

(10/27/17)Ronald S. Kraybill

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

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.

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.

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.

Expanding The Benefits of An Apology!

(9/29/17)Phyllis Pollack

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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."

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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