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The 2020 Elections, Mediation, and the Political Divide — What Next? author.

The 2020 Elections, Mediation, and the Political Divide — What Next?

“Our trust in the future has lost its innocence. We know now that anything can happen from one minute to...

By Kenneth Cloke
APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Co-Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act! author.

APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Co-Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) and  Association for...

By James (Jim) Melamed
How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments author.

How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments

Civility, respect, understanding, and the willingness to listen. These are core conversational virtues that are universally appreciated. What’s interesting is...

By Kwame Christian
Top 10 Tips for Property Disputes author.

Top 10 Tips for Property Disputes

Conflict is inevitable in the best of times and the easiest of circumstances. Human beings interacting with other human beings...

By Sharon Woodhouse
Canada – Different Levels of Courts Urge the Parties Before Them to Mediate Instead of Litigate author.

Canada – Different Levels of Courts Urge the Parties Before Them to Mediate Instead of Litigate

This article first appeared on Urbas Arbitral, here. In separate cases, the Court of Appeal in Iyad Al-Qishawi Professional Corporation v....

By Daniel Urbas
Racial Justice Conflict: How “Historical” Racial Symbols Shape Perception, Practices, and Policy author.

Racial Justice Conflict: How “Historical” Racial Symbols Shape Perception, Practices, and Policy

INTRODUCTION As the world continues to grapple with racial injustice and unrest as masses of people from all ethnicities protest...

By Judy Rashid
Thoughts on Addressing Racial Injustice author.

Thoughts on Addressing Racial Injustice

This work juxtaposes an announcement by AAA-ICDR with articles that promote dialogue in difficult conversations. What's the Right Thing to...

By Bernard Mayer, Richard Barbieri, Richard Susskind
Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19–Voices from Seven Continents of the World: South America author.

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19–Voices from Seven Continents of the World: South America

Editor's Note:  In this article series, seven leading mediators and conflict resolution practitioners share their unique voices on three pressing...

By Andrea Maia, Gregg Relyea
Separating the People from the Problem – Colin Rule and the Rise of Online Dispute Resolution author.

Separating the People from the Problem – Colin Rule and the Rise of Online Dispute Resolution

This article from Harvard's "The Practice," shines a light on ODR and its evolution using Colin Rule’s career as a...

By Colin Rule
Use Mediators and Police as Conflict Resolution Partners author.

Use Mediators and Police as Conflict Resolution Partners

In recent efforts to improve law enforcement’s role in serving our communities, a major issue is whether police departments can...

By Forrest (Woody) Mosten
The Seven Keys Conclusion: Many Paths, One Way author.

The Seven Keys Conclusion: Many Paths, One Way

Editorial Note: Mediate.com has published a series of peer reviewed articles and videos under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s...

By Joanna Kalowski
To Prevent More George Floyd Tragedies, We Need Federal Peacemakers to Bring Communities and Law Enforcement Together author.

To Prevent More George Floyd Tragedies, We Need Federal Peacemakers to Bring Communities and Law Enforcement Together

We are former Directors of the Community Relations Service (CRS) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) who have served in...

By Grace Flores-Hughes, Grande Lum
Eye of the Storm Leadership author.

Eye of the Storm Leadership

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. See www.eyeofthestormleadership.com This is a video introduction to "Eye...

By Peter Adler
Participatory Democracy is Motivation to Mediate author.

Participatory Democracy is Motivation to Mediate

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. Bernie Mayer describes his motivation as a mediator which...

By Bernard Mayer
Who Gets the COVID-19 Stimulus Check in the Divorce? author.

Who Gets the COVID-19 Stimulus Check in the Divorce?

During this challenging time, many separated spouses are experiencing unexpected confusion and conflict around the Stimulus Check, which was intended...

By Kristyn Carmichael
CRS in Battle of Wounded Knee author.

CRS in Battle of Wounded Knee

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. Richard Salem describes agency cutbacks as Community Relations Service...

By Richard Salem
Cutback Planning: Consultation in a Time of Retrenchment author.

Cutback Planning: Consultation in a Time of Retrenchment

In 2007, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor and successful trader, wrote a book called The Black Swan. The phrase...

By Kem Lowry, Peter Adler
Mediators Green Pledge author.

Mediators Green Pledge

Introduction What follows is adapted from an earlier blog post published by Kluwer before the world was overwhelmed by the...

By John Sturrock
John Lewis Speech and Interview author.

John Lewis Speech and Interview

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. From April 2006: Congressman John Lewis, long-time Georgia representative...

By Robert Benjamin
Haikus about Self-Quarantine author.

Haikus about Self-Quarantine

Self Quarantine Report in paired confinement conjugal imprisonment our luxury jail two-bedroom, two-bath internet, cable TV comfy, just like home...

By Daniel Dana
Moving Online in Pandemic: Preamble author.

Moving Online in Pandemic: Preamble

EDITED: To include more on differentiation/integration. I had the terms all wrong. Go figure! And to add a link to...

By Nancy White
Mediation for Insurance Claims – A Gamechanger on the Horizon author.

Mediation for Insurance Claims – A Gamechanger on the Horizon

An insurance contract is a contract wherein the insurer accepts insurance risk from the policyholder, by agreeing to compensate him/her...

By K Kannan, Shantha Chellappa
Health, Mediation, and the Sustainable Development Goal 3 author.

Health, Mediation, and the Sustainable Development Goal 3

Organisations, professionals and users of health services find themselves in a scenario in which the existence of conflicts within the...

By Rosa Perez Martell
Interview with Howard Gadlin author.

Interview with Howard Gadlin

This is the complete interview of Howard Gadlin by Robert Benjamin.

By Howard Gadlin
Worry About Hornets author.

Worry About Hornets

RiverHouse Press Blog by Ron KraybillOn September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again....

By Ronald S. Kraybill
Interview with Peter Adler author.

Interview with Peter Adler

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. This is a new interview with public policy mediation...

By Peter Adler
Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting author.

Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting

In 1966 and 1967 when I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer...

By Peter Adler
A Negotiation Emergency? author.

A Negotiation Emergency?

Originally published in the Kluwer Mediation Blog“For nobody would understand, And you kill what you fear, And you fear what...

By John Sturrock
SCOTX Grants Petition For Review Over Local Government Arbitration Question author.

SCOTX Grants Petition For Review Over Local Government Arbitration Question

Disputing Blog by Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly HayesOn Friday, the Supreme Court of Texas agreed to consider whether...

By Beth Graham
Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream author.

Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream

First published on Kluwer Mediation Blog on 2 July 2019Being a mediator brings surprises along the way. For me, I...

By John Sturrock

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