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International Articles


Peter Adler

Lessons from the Iroquois

(7/10/18)Peter Adler

In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.

Denise Evans

Lest We Forget

(7/06/18)Denise Evans

After celebrating ANZAC Day, FairWay’s Denise Evans and Bruce Reid explore the themes of war, conflict, and learning from mistakes of the past.

Bruce Edwards

Turning Ideas Into Action; Thoughts from Edinburgh

(7/03/18)Bruce Edwards

What is unique about those who possess a willingness to walk toward conflict?

Chris Poole

Exciting ADR Developments in China and Hong Kong

(7/02/18)Chris Poole

Navigating the United States’ approach to mediation can be tricky for international firms as there is no uniform approach.

Uma Ramanathan

Expectations and Self-Determination

(7/02/18)Uma Ramanathan

The social capital of any society is education and identity.

Jonathan Rodrigues

India’s Internet Citizens Can Finally Settle Online!

(6/07/18)Jonathan Rodrigues

This millennial generation demands quick, accessible and tech-ridden supply of solutions to all its needs. How, then, does this generation remain indifferent and accommodating of the traditionally inefficient court system?

John Sturrock

The Edinburgh Declaration of International Mediators

(6/04/18)John Sturrock

I write this in the aftermath of the really uplifting and wonderfully diverse conference which I had the privilege to host and chair recently in my home city, under the auspices of the International Academy of Mediators.

Patrick Mastronardo

Mediator Ethics: The Quest for Justice LEP Litigants and Bilingual Mediation

(6/04/18)Patrick Mastronardo

This article discusses the ethics behind a mediator acting as a translator and drafting an agreement when there are dual languages.

Marcy Einhorn

Online Dispute Resolution: the “New Normal”

(5/18/18)Marcy Einhorn

It may come as a surprise that online dispute resolution has been around for more than twenty years.

Kenneth Cloke

Reflections on North and South Korea

(5/17/18)Kenneth Cloke

As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.

F. Peter Phillips

A New Anagram from Michael Leathes

(5/04/18)F. Peter Phillips

The irrepressible — and for many of us irreplaceable — Michael Leathes has spread the word of a new proposal, for an international negotiation initiative called the International Negotiation Initiative, or INI.

Desislavia Kamenova

Meaning of Space and its Use in the Mediation Procedure

(5/03/18)Desislavia Kamenova

The main purpose of this article is to outline the importance of proxemics at the various stages of the mediation protocol without claiming comprehensiveness.

Geoffrey Corry

Figuring Out George Mitchell’s Real Contribution to the Good Friday Agreement

(4/24/18)Geoffrey Corry

On Tuesday 10th April 2018, I was in Belfast to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) with all the great and the good who took part in those negotiations.

Peter Adler

The Ghosts of Melos

(4/17/18)Peter Adler

Intermediaries, honest brokers, and would-be peacemakers have much to learn from warfare. In fact if you want to understand mediation, learn about war.

John Sturrock

Optimizing the Use of Joint Sessions in Mediation

(4/13/18)John Sturrock

Much has been said and written about the demise of the joint meeting in mediation. In my experience, such a view is premature and, I fear, is potentially wasteful of the power that mediation brings for creative problem-solving.

Spaces for Peace

(4/13/18)Allegra Chen-Carrel

It is referred to as the Dead Zone, the Green Line or No-Man’s Land.

Cinnie Noble

What I Learned About Conflict From Cheetahs

(4/05/18)Cinnie Noble

The dwindling of the cheetah population is due to the conflict between them and men.

Clare Fowler

Norwegian Legislature to Consider Mandating Student Ombuds for All Universities

(3/01/18)Clare Fowler

A committee of the Storting (Norway's supreme legislature) has approved a proposal to mandate Studentombud for all universities in the country. At present, ten universities provide Student Ombuds programs, which serve about two-thirds of all university students. 

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!).

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.

Jan Sunoo

Make Mediation a Life Skill and a Core Value

(2/08/18)Jan Sunoo

Mediation is not neutral. The process itself is full of implicit principles and valuable life lessons.

Tom Kosakowski

World Health Organization Ombuds Says Dysfunctional Management is Impacting Mission

(2/06/18)Tom Kosakowski

In January 2018, the Ombudsman for the international public health agency told leadership that managers lack the interpersonal skills required for effective team communications, constructive conversations about performance, and conflict resolution.

Peter Adler

Eye of the Storm Leadership: The Quirky Art of Mugwumps

(1/30/18)Peter Adler

If you read the articles and blog pieces at www.mediate.com, you stand on ancient shoulders. The impulse to manage conflict constructively goes back 40,000 years and spans 4,000 cultures and language groups.

Bruce Edwards

Making Peace Our Business

(1/19/18)Bruce Edwards

How can we as uniquely qualified and successful commercial mediators find ways to apply our mediation skills to address broader societal conflicts?

Uma Ramanathan

Ideas, Ideologies, and Inferences

(1/12/18)Uma Ramanathan

Differences arise due to contrasting goals and demands and due to inability to perceive and acknowledge the stand of the other person.

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