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Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Peter Adler

From the Mediate.com interview series — a conversation with Peter Adler about his chapter in the book Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution, recorded October 22, 2021.

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Peter S. Adler recently returned to Hawai’i, his home, after serving as president of the Keystone Center for nearly a decade.

Adler’s specialty is multi-party negotiation and problem-solving. He has worked extensively on water management and resource planning problems and mediates, writes, trains, and teaches in diverse areas of conflict management. He has worked on cases ranging from the siting of a 25-megawatt geothermal energy production facility to the resolution of construction and product-liability claims involving a multimillion-dollar stadium. He has extensive experience in land planning issues, water problems, marine and coastal affairs, and strategic resource management.

Prior to his appointment at Keystone, Adler held executive positions with the Hawai’i Justice Foundation, the Hawai’I Supreme Court’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and the Neighborhood Justice Center. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in India, an instructor and associate director of the Hawai’i Outward Bound School, and president of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution.

He has been awarded the Roberston-Cuninghame Scholar in Residence Fellowship at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, a Senior Fellowship at the Western Justice Center, and was a consultant to the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. Adler has written extensively in the field of mediation and conflict resolution. He is the co-author of Managing Scientific & Technical Information Environmental Cases (1999); Building Trust: 20 Things You Can Do to Help Environmental Stakeholder Groups Talk More Effectively About Science, Culture, Professional Knowledge, and Community Wisdom (2002); the author of Beyond Paradise and Oxtail Soup (1993 and 2000) and numerous other articles and monographs. He more recently wrote Eye of The Storm Leadership (2008) and India­40: A Memoir of Death, Sickness, Love, Friendship, Corruption, Political Fanatics, Drugs, Thugs, Psychosis, and Illumination in the US Peace Corps (2018).

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Peter Adler

Peter Adler directs ACCORD3.0, a group of independent consultants specializing in foresight, fact-finding and conseneus building. He is the former President and CEO of The Keystone Center and has held executive positions with the Hawaii Supreme Court, the Hawaii Justice Foundation, and Neighborhood Justice Center of Honolulu. Peter can also… MORE >

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Colin Rule

Colin Rule is CEO of Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc. ("RIS"), home of Mediate.com, MediateUniversity.com, Arbitrate.com, CaseloadManager.com and a number of additional leading online dispute resolution initiatives.  From 2017 to 2020, Colin was Vice President for Online Dispute Resolution at Tyler Technologies. Tyler acquired Modria.com, an ODR provider that Colin co-founded,… MORE >

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