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Beth Graham

Empirical Findings on International Arbitration: An Overview

(1/06/17)Beth Graham

In his book chapter entitled “Empirical Findings on International Arbitration: An Overview,” Professor Drahozal provides a survey of qualitative empirical research and literature related to international arbitration.

Daniel Dilor

Conflictos de importación. Cuando los conflictos gestados fuera del ámbito escolar detonan en la escuela

(12/23/16)Daniel Dilor, Maria Medina

Conflictos de Importacion. Cuando los Conflictos Gestados Fueran del Ambito Escolar Detonan en la Escuela.

Maria Gimena Funes

Mediacion Escolar, un Paradigma de las Nuevas Formas Comunicacionales Y Vinculares

(12/02/16)Maria Gimena Funes

Dado el fenómeno progresivo de la violencia, urge la necesidad de un apropiado abordaje en la Escuela, mediante una herramienta capaz de fomentar relaciones sinérgicas y construir espacios comunes que interpreten las diferencias y el posible enfrentamiento de intereses como instrumentos formativos.

Katherine Graham

Why It Matters: Sexual harassment in Education

(11/11/16)Katherine Graham

Given that universities are where the ‘best educated’ people go, it is disheartening that so many of them appear to see university as a passport to transgress.

Art Hinshaw

Schmitz on Student Loans, Arbitrations, and Class Waivers

(11/11/16)Art Hinshaw

The new Department of Education rules include significant provisions restricting school arbitration agreements.

Beth Graham

Texas Insurer Abandons Mandatory Mediation-Arbitration Endorsement Proposal

(11/11/16)Beth Graham

The Texas Farm Bureau has reportedly abandoned a proposal that would have allowed insureds to relinquish their right to sue the company in the event of a claim dispute in exchange for a lower homeowners’ policy premium.

Sandra Untrojb

Mediación Aplicada a la Resolución de Conflictos Surgidos por Cambios de Temperatura Frío y Calor en la Escuela Secundaria

(10/28/16)Sandra Untrojb

El caso de investigación se basa en los problemas que genera el cambio de temperatura según las diferentes estaciones del año en un aula de una escuela secundaria de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.

Irma Isabel Salazar Mastache

Gestión Pacífica Latinoamericana de Conflictos Escolares

(10/21/16)Irma Isabel Salazar Mastache

El objetivo de la presente investigación tiene que ver con conocer y analizar, desde la perspectiva teórica-conceptual de la paz integral, algunas de las posibles causas que imposibilitan u obstaculizan los diferentes procesos de mejora de la convivencia escolar, para después sugerir alternativas posibles que ayuden una cultura de paz integral.

Sebastian Llanos

La Mediación Escolar Como Herramienta de Andamiaje

(10/07/16)Sebastian Llanos

El conflicto constituye una constante básica en el desenvolvimiento cotidiano del aula. Sin embargo, esta realidad conflictiva puede mostrarnos un dinámico potencial educativo si es observada como oportunidad de aprendizaje.

Richard Peachey

UK Government has Announced £4.4m Funding to Tackle Bullying in Schools

(10/03/16)Richard Peachey

The Government has announced £4.4m funding for 10 innovative schemes to tackle bullying in schools.

Omar Karam

CDRC Vienna: How to Negotiate Your Way to the Top

(7/22/16)Omar Karam

These articles are a series of summaries from the CDRC Vienna 2016. This article focuses on negotiation tips for competitors, tips that would prove useful in any negotiation.

David Smith

Nurturing the Peacebuilders and Conflict Resolvers of Tomorrow

(5/06/16)David Smith

This piece argues for the need to work with youth, particularly at the high school and college levels, to build our profession and carry on the work of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. It provides a model for thinking about careers: direct action vs. indirect action jobs.

Jen Reynolds

Green on Race and ADR

(4/29/16)Jen Reynolds

Michael Z. Green (Texas A&M) recently spoke on “Civility and Mediation as Workplace Responses to Conscious Disregard of Racially-Biased Behaviors.” Like this title, Michael’s talk was provocative, stuffed with information, and at once idealistic and critical.

Judy Tindall

Online Peer Mediation Project

(3/07/16)Judy Tindall

There are three changes in the educational and social context that suggest the need for a more technologically sophisticated version of peer mediation.

Michael Toebe

A Hot College Dispute Crying for Mediation

(1/29/16)Michael Toebe

The University of Missouri has been in the spotlight and it's not the school's finest moment as football players have announced they are on strike until the school president steps down due to their hurt over a lack of response to painful experiences of racism.

Eric Slepak

If And When ADR Should Be Introduced Into Student Debt Conversation

(1/04/16)Eric Slepak

Just as homeowners over-leveraged themselves on the road to the foreclosure crisis, so too Americans now stand on the precipice of what could be an equally destabilizing student debt problem.

Jim Melamed

Celebrating the Work and Person of Special Education Mediation Champion Marshall Peter (video)

(11/14/15)Jim Melamed

Marshall Peter is soon retiring as Director of Direction Service in Eugene, Oregon. Marshall is perhaps best known to the mediation field as the founding Director of CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, established in 1998. Here is a video tribute to Marshall well worth your watch. Marshall has shown us just how much positive change a person can bring to both our local and national communities.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Divorce Mediation: The Best Forum for Families with Special Needs Children

(10/15/15)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Families who have children with special needs constitute a significant percentage of the divorced population. Children, all children, present a mixed blessing. Some times they may help to save a marriage; other times they add to the stresses of daily living in ways that parents are not able to handle.

Cynthia Alkon

Restorative Justice to Handle Sexual Assault Cases at Universities?

(9/18/15)Cynthia Alkon

I think there can be great advantages to using restorative justice processes in a variety of settings. My concern is that we have seen that universities don’t have a great track record in terms of dealing with sexual assaults on campus (in fairness, few institutions in our society do have a great track record).

Andrea Schneider

Yes, Make them Negotiate

(9/12/15)Andrea Schneider

A quick follow up to circle back on my proposal to have my 70 students negotiate the parameters of their ADR class. I it was great! They all negotiated and the group reached agreement. Here are the benefits I’ve seen so far.

Unbroken Circles for Schools - Book Review

(5/15/15)Ken Johnson, Barb Caffrey

"Unbroken Circles for Schools" is an excellent nonfiction read about conflict, social justice, and restorative justice. Mr. Johnson's premise is that our criminal justice system is doing juvenile offenders a grave disservice. Rather than sending juvenile offenders into the prison system (where they mostly learn only to re-offend), we need to teach the principles of restorative justice instead -- and where else should these principles be taught but in the schools?

Maria Simpson

Juries of Their Peers

(4/10/15)Maria Simpson

When I was in fourth grade, a few millennia ago, our teacher established a system so we could settle a lot of our own disputes. General mischief-maker, Walter, was elected judge, a decision that completely confounded our teacher, and the class was the jury. We explained our choice of Walter as judge by saying that judges always behave well, and if Walter were judge, he would have to behave better than usual. It was completely logical to us, but I’ll bet the teacher would never have seen that possibility and would have continued to discipline Walter rather than offer opportunity.

The Role of Intra-Group Consensus-Building in Disarming Militant Groups in Northern Ireland

(3/24/15)Benedetta Berti, Ariel Heifetz Knobel, Gary Mason

This study examines the internal process that led combatant groups in Northern Ireland, focusing on the Loyalist camp, to relinquish armed struggle as a viable strategy to accomplish their political goals. The study focuses on internal dynamics, i.e. intra-group negotiations and consensus- building mechanisms that Loyalist militant organisations employed to switch from violence to non-violence and from confrontation to engagement with their enemies.

Sandra Untrojb

The Future of Mediation: Teens and Technology

(3/01/15)Sandra Untrojb

Preparation for the future of mediation needs to focus on who will be using mediation and how. The audience in 20 years will have different expectations than the audience of today.

Beth Graham

Teaching Students to Be Problem-Solvers and Dispute-Resolvers

(2/27/15)Beth Graham

Reports on what lawyers should know, including the MacCrate Report and Educating Lawyers, regularly list problem-solving, negotiation, and dispute resolution as skills that lawyers should have. Best Practices for Legal Education called for law schools to educate students in problem-solving and in practical wisdom, in order to solve clients’ problems effectively and responsibly.

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