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Mediation Diversity Articles

Diversity Articles


The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide - Part 3

(3/21/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama

This article by Milan Slama and Ken Rasmussen is the second part to discuss the current political divide.

Will More Harassment Training Ever Work?

(3/17/19)Arran Heal, Richard Peachey

A new study has claimed 44% of UK business directors haven’t had any training on workplace harassment.

Green Book’s Insights Into a Deeper Diversity

(3/16/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Abraham Lincoln had a simple approach to achieving diversity: “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

Wanted: Diverse Divorce Practitioners. Why Diversity is Good for All of Us

(3/15/19)Valerie Qian

Couples from all backgrounds can benefit from help from diverse family law practitioners.

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Ideological Divide - Part 1

(2/26/19)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen

This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).

Using Neuroscience to Understand Stress and Improve Mediation

(2/22/19)Jill Tanz

This article explores how neuroscience can help mediators understand the physiologic stress response, its impact on individuals involved in conflict, and how to structure mediation to minimize the negative impact of the stress response.

The Place of Mediation: New Interview with Ken Cloke

(2/19/19)Kenneth Cloke

New interview with mediation leader and author Ken Cloke by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Place of Mediation" video series.

How SINS ful Are You?

(2/15/19)Phyllis Pollack

In a recent blog, I mentioned that I attended a seminar presented by Professor Blondell discussing ethical fading in mediation. At one point, she mentioned the SINS scale which I had not heard about.

Ken Cloke Discusses Political Negotiation - Video

(2/12/19)Kenneth Cloke

Dispute Resolution leader Kenneth Cloke discusses how we can discuss politics to bring about change instead of division.

The Place of Mediation: New Interview with Nina Meierding

(2/09/19)Nina Meierding

New interview with Nina Meierding by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Place of Mediation" video series.

A Case of Bad Bargaining Practices

(1/31/19)Joshua Javits

The shutdown over a wall on the southern border shows how the political parties have ignored and violated several tenets of bargaining essential to reach an agreement.

A Glimpse into the Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution in China

(1/25/19)Jeffrey Benz

ADR is growing, with more than 300 providers doing business in China and arbitration being regularly used.

7 Easy Tips for Better Communication

(1/04/19)Amy Sereday

How many times have you left a conversation with a loved one feeling frustrated; like they didn’t listen to a single thing you said?

Duality: A Natural Lifestyle, and Not a Catastrophe

(1/04/19)Alia Ismail

The existence of duality is not only natural, but could be converted to an asset.

Peacemaking: The Fulfillment of the Legal Profession

(12/23/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

"If you want to make peace with your enemy then work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." ~ Nelson Mandela

Scorched Earth Clients: Mediating with High Conflict People

(11/12/18)Darrell Puls

You have met them if you have been mediating for any length of time: High Conflict People.

7 Traits of the Modern Sociopath and Psychopath

(11/12/18)Jeff Thompson

You hope to never negotiate or engage a subject with anti-social personality disorder but if you do, you better know about their common traits and symptoms.

Heartbroken in Pittsburgh

(11/01/18)Andrea Schneider

I thought that teaching the Kavanaugh hearings in a careful and respectful manner a few weeks ago would be the biggest teaching challenge of the semester. I was wrong.

Satisfying Our Clients’ Emotional Due Process Needs

(11/01/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Emotional due process. What is that, exactly?

Empathy

(10/26/18)Colin Rule

I travel all the time for my job--and part of the traveling experience is vulnerability.

Conflict in the 21st century- a revised look at our biology

(10/26/18)Michelle Brenner, Julie Brams

It does seem, as we move comfortably into the 21st century, that the earth and the inhabitants within are in constant process of adaption.

Another Wrong Arbitration Decision in New Jersey

(10/26/18)F. Peter Phillips

It’s not often that an excellent court simply misconstrues — or worse ignores — relevant state statutes and superseding federal law.

How Can We Fix Legal System Failures to Properly Handle Sexual Offenses?

(10/19/18)John Lande

Over the past year, we have witnessed growing evidence of the massive failures of our legal system to deal properly with a rampant system in which powerful men sexually dominate others, especially women.

Powerful Words on Inclusion and the Impact to Follow

(10/19/18)Kim Taylor

In a recent article, Kim Taylor, senior vice president and chief legal and operating officer at JAMS, discusses the importance of inclusion and diversity as it relates to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and specifically arbitration.

Like the Fireflies Generating Light

(10/05/18)María Victoria Marun, Maria Eugenia Sole

It is currently common to use expressions such as "polarization" or "crack" to describe the attitudes with which the inhabitants, politicians and governments in different countries raise or debate their problems.

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