This article is number 8 out of 10 Big Ideas on Peace and Justice from the Career of Morton Deutsch.
The authors have peeled back the protective cloak of confidentiality just enough to provide a glimpse of the wild, the unpredictable, and the utterly preposterous things that have happened in real mediations.
This is a review of the book Lawyer Negotiation: Theory, Practice and Law, by Jay Folberg and Dwight Golann.
An Important Choice: What to Do and Say After Violence?
If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Nina Meierding filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Studies of the human response to conflict have confirmed that at the level of our body the response is the same as the human response to stress.
On July 13, 2017, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council passed an Apology Law.
This article is part of a series based on the ideas of Morton Deutsch.
What is the relevance of religion to ADR? This question is very different to considering the relevance of ADR to religion.
This is a book review by Todd Jarvis of The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict by Aaron Wolf.
This article describes ideas on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch.
Like other mediators and arbitrators, I work in the gray zone of human affairs, the interstitial area between hard positions, contending oppositions, and powerfully different assertions about what is “the truth.”
"The blame is theirs. The lesson for us is that America’s hostage negotiation strategy is broken."
The cost of commercial litigation continues to rise, as a highly politicized world produces pervasive economic and policy uncertainty.
Conflict resolution skills alone will only get you so far.
Native American wisdom focuses on healing wounds, and bringing peace through good feelings, not fear. While mediations are focused principally on legal issues, Native American wisdom teaches us to be mindful of a person's emotional damage as well.
Instead of going into a mediation like it’s “déjà vu,” try to think about it as “vuja de.” In other words, it won’t be the same as it has been before.
In the analyses of this week's budget deal, whether from the politicians of both parties or from the pundits, mostly we are hearing about which side scored the most points.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lewis, a long-time leader in the field of mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
The deliberative process this mediator conducted is such a stark contrast to the sharp political polarization and poor communication in the US these days.
Anyone who has ever been married will admit that men and women argue differently. It should be no surprise to learn that women and men negotiate differently as well.
I have talked about peoples assumption that bringing a divorce case in front of the judge would end their conflict. On the contrary letting the judge decided might cause more conflict in the end.
When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.
If poorly worded, an apology can only exacerbate the situation rather than ease the hurt and pain caused by the initial faux pas.