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Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Asia

(7/10/20)Hitoshi Suzuki

This series examines how the 7 continents are dealing with conflict during COVID. This one examines the view from Asia.

Mediators Needed in this Time Which Tries Our Souls

(7/10/20)David Kellem

I am calling upon all Professional Mediators to deploy as a powerful peacemaking force in our current national crisis.

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

(6/22/20)Gregg Relyea, Kenneth Cloke

This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.

3rd Key-Education: Include Learning in Psychology & Brain Science to Enhance Mediator Practice

(6/19/20)Tim Hicks, John Sturrock

Fundamentally, mediators work with people’s psychologies and identities, their worldviews and self-views - everything that makes up what it is to be a human being.

Separation in Isolation

(6/12/20)Hadassah Fidler

The message is to socially distance ourselves from others. But what if it’s your partner you want to socially distance yourself from?

Constructive Conflict and Strategic Disruption: A Statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners

(6/08/20)Susanne Terry, Bernard Mayer

Over the last week, a group of conflict engagement practitioners have created a statement of intent regarding racism. The idea started with Susanne Terry who, with Bernie Mayer and input from a number of other interested persons, created, "Constructive Conflict and Strategic Disruption: A Statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners."

The Demand for Online Mediation Spikes during COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

(6/04/20)Nouman Ali

As the internet has evolved and expanded, it has greatly affected our lifestyle and modes of communication, making it easier for cross-country trading and interactions.

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): The Great Tool in Times of Pandemic

(5/29/20)Alberto Elisavetsky, Maria Victoria Marun

Those of us who have been working for many years, not only in the academic field, but also in a practical way in On Line Dispute Resolution (ODR), that we call on line or electronic, feel that in these times "the future is here ”

The Kindness of Strangers During a Pandemic

(5/29/20)Lorraine Segal

Amidst all the pandemic grief and fear, people step up in big ways to help each other.

In Zoom We Trust

(5/29/20)F. Peter Phillips

My first real-life experience with pandemic-forced online dispute resolution was in early April — a baptism by fire.

Surviving the Pandemic - Advice from 74 Family Experts

(5/17/20)Michael Lang

In this outstanding collection of essays, there are tips for managing disagreements, guidelines for handling children’s needs, information about finances, and even a recipe for Quarantine Cookies.

COVID-19 World Disorder and Reflection for Conflict Management with the Use of ODR Platforms

(5/17/20)Celeida Maria Celentano Laporta

A new order of social coexistence, consumption, work, family model, resulting from a revolution caused by the invisible enemy COVID-19.

Post Coronavirus Dispute Resolution: To Sue or to Survive

(5/08/20)David Shimoni

The Coronavirus will be followed by a plague of lawsuits due to the inability of individuals and companies to honor contractual obligations.

The Coronavirus Crisis Provides an Opportunity to Adopt Better Systems for Licensing Lawyers than the Bar Exam

(5/04/20)John Lande

At one point, 34 states had diploma privilege rules but then the “ABA Code of Recommended Standards for Bar Examiners stated individuals should not be admitted to practice without passing a written bar exam.”

Impatience, Conflict, and Covid-19

(5/04/20)Lorraine Segal

Impatience can be a big contributor to conflict, and an obstacle to effective conflict resolution.

Mediators Are Society’s PPE for Conflict and Difficult Decisions

(4/29/20)Forrest (Woody) Mosten

As their own practices slow down, some mediators are volunteering to offer free consultations and negotiation sessions to try and find solutions and some emotional comfort for people who are riddled with anxiety and a lack of knowledge.

Verbal Self-Defense Begins with a Mindset of Compassion and Empathy

(4/24/20)Patricia Porter

What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense? First, it means understanding the purpose and establishing a mindset behind this approach.

Helping Not Hoarding

(4/24/20)Bernard Morrow

The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has hit us all like a ton of bricks, particularly over the past week, as each day brings a new development.

The Brain Under Conflict

(4/23/20)Bina Patel

Think "I Can" like it's your first day on the job, everyday.

Crisis Communication & Covid-19: Did our politicians test positive for ‘empathy’?

(4/13/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

This article is an opinion piece by one reader and examines if our world leaders responded to the COVID-19 crisis with empathy.

Being Transparent

(4/10/20)Phyllis Pollack

We are all facing a “new normal.”

Expedited Arbitration and Party Autonomy Are Key Solutions to Resolving COVID-19-Related Supply Chain Disruptions

(4/10/20)David Huebner

The equation is immutable: disruption of supply chains + intervention by governments to manage noncommercial priorities = dramatic increase in disputes among private business entities. COVID-19 has brought much production, transport and commercial activity to a near halt.

Mediators Green Pledge

(4/03/20)John Sturrock

We still need to face the climate change problem in the future and, in any event, it is very likely that we will need to adapt our working practices in many of the ways suggested in the draft Pledge described below to accommodate the next several months of working in relative isolation.

7 Financial Tips for Small Businesses Operating during the COVID Pandemic

(4/03/20)Lidia Staron

As good financial management skills serve as a blueprint for success, bad money management habits may force you into bigger conflicts in the future.

Conflict in Confined Spaces

(4/03/20)Kathleen Kauth

Stay at home orders have been issued, work and schools have closed down, everyone is home together. So now what?

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