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Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Interview with Tim Hicks

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project

In this episode, Tim and Michael Lang talk about Tim’s book, Embodied Conflict: The Neural Basis of Conflict and Communication, (Routledge, 2018).  

Tim applies recent discoveries in neuroscience and neural functioning to understand and explain why we behave as we do in the face of disagreements and differences and differences.

For conflict practitioners, Tim offers us a window into the nature and source of our perceptual biases; and with that knowledge, a means for helping manage or resolve disputes.

Tim has been providing mediation, facilitation, teaching and training, coaching, and consultation to individuals and organizations in both the public and private spheres in Eugene and throughout the State of Oregon since 1993.

From 2006 to 2014, Tim was the first Director of the Masters degree program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution at the University of Oregon, teaching mediation, mentoring students, developing curriculum, and leading the program to a position of national prominence. Further information about Tim’s practice and details about his publications are at:

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Jim Melamed

Jim Melamed co-founded in 1996 along with John Helie and served as CEO of through June 2020 (25 years).  Jim is currently Board Chair and General Counsel for Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc. (RIS), home to,, and other leading dispute resolution sites. During Jim's 25-year tenure,… MORE

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