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Mediating with Interpreters author.

Mediating with Interpreters

Many mediators will encounter mediations where the parties do not speak English fluently. Sometimes a mediator may speak the parties’...

By Edward Bujosa, Josefina Rendon
Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution in Teams author.

Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution in Teams

Team members work in increasingly diverse environments: in terms of age (there are more older workers), gender (there are more...

By John Ford
The Challenge of Terror: A Traveling Essay author.

The Challenge of Terror: A Traveling Essay

So here I am, a week late arriving home, stuck between Colombia, Guatemala and Harrisonburg when our world changed. The...

By John Paul Lederach
Diversity Resistance author.

Diversity Resistance

Over the years, some have wondered why developing and implementing a diversity program was so challenging. Many have attributed part...

By Marvin E. Johnson
Techniques For Resolving Cross-Cultural Disputes author.

Techniques For Resolving Cross-Cultural Disputes

This article is courtesy of HR.com, a website committed to making the lives of HR professionals and business managers easier.From...

By Bob Delaney
Mediation of Gay/Lesbian Marriages Not Found in Court author.

Mediation of Gay/Lesbian Marriages Not Found in Court

Sarah and Beth have lived together for seven years. They intended to live happily ever after, But as too often...

By Richard Gordon
Cultural Differences? author.

Cultural Differences?

© 1999 by The Regents of the University of California and Gregorio Billikopf Agricultural Extension, Stanislaus County.In 1993, I had...

By Gregorio Billikopf

Dealing With Worldviews In Interpersonal Conflict

Understanding worldviews is as elusive as understanding human nature. It is a reality based on unseen dimensions, unimagined proportions, and...

By Anne Giacalone DiDomenico
How Mediation Can Help Same Gender Relationships author.

How Mediation Can Help Same Gender Relationships

Nearly ten years ago when Marlene first met Liz, their future as a couple seemed so bright. They shared a...

By Barry Simon

Worldviews…….Do You Have One?

What is the basis for a mediator's approach to mediation? On what does a mediator base his/her decisions? The role...

By Anne Giacalone DiDomenico
When Interest-Based Bargaining Is Not Enough author.

When Interest-Based Bargaining Is Not Enough

What good is identifying interests if once they are identified, they are beyond one’s ability to comprehend? How can parties...

By Cris Currie
ODR And The Global Management Of Customers’ Complaints: How Can ODR Techniques Be Responsive To Different Social And Cultural Environments? author.

ODR And The Global Management Of Customers’ Complaints: How Can ODR Techniques Be Responsive To Different Social And Cultural Environments?

Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the OECD, HCOPIL, ICC, The Hague, Holland, December 12, 2000Abstract: This paper deals...

By Nora Femenia, Ph.D

What You See Is What You Get

This article was previously published by the Northern California Mediation Association's Quarterly Newsletter (Summer 1999, Number 52). As I ponder...

By Beata Lewis
Managing Cultural Differences author.

Managing Cultural Differences

Karen likes to spend a half-hour each week privately with each of her employees to sound out their concerns about...

By Daniel Dana

Taming Chaos: The Dynamics of Narrative and Conflict

"This article originally appeared in Track Two (Vol. 8 No. 1 July 1999) , a quarterly publication of the Centre...

By Lesley Fordred Green

When Should Race, Gender Or Culture Be A Factor When Considering The Mediator?

As a mediator, when I consider this question, I come up with the obvious answer. It is the one that...

By Fred Butler
When You Can’t Get Through To Them: Cultural Diversity In Mediation author.

When You Can’t Get Through To Them: Cultural Diversity In Mediation

An experienced Houston mediator recently complained about a divorce mediation that ended in an impasse. At best the husband had...

By Josefina Rendon
Cultural Issues in Mediation: Individualist and Collectivist Paradigms author.

Cultural Issues in Mediation: Individualist and Collectivist Paradigms

I. Cultural Issues in Mediation: Individualist and Collectivist Paradigms A. Introduction Every mediation has a unique character influenced by the...

By Walter A. Wright

Culturally Responsive Alternative Dispute Resolution For Latinos

Culturally Responsive Alternative Dispute Resolution For Latinos is a recently published report (by Steven Weller and John A. Martin, State...

By John Sarmiento

Islamic Mediation Techniques for Middle East Conflicts

Many Middle Eastern scholars and practitioners trained in the United States have returned to their countries of origin ready to...

By George E. Irani
Same Sex Divorce Mediation. author.

Same Sex Divorce Mediation.

Unlike many of my friends, I attach no particular significance to the millennium other than its usefulness as a yardstick...

By Jonathan Crane
Conflict and Culture: A Literature Review and Bibliography (1992-1998 update) author.

Conflict and Culture: A Literature Review and Bibliography (1992-1998 update)

Review by: The Alternative Newsletter Editor, James Boskey Published by: The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University,...

By Michelle LeBaron, Stephen Garon
Pro-life And Pro-Choice Advocates Seek To Bridge The Great Divide author.

Pro-life And Pro-Choice Advocates Seek To Bridge The Great Divide

This article originally appeared in the July 1998 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Michelle LeBaron, Nike Carstarphen

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