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What's Happening in Conflict Resolution is a roundup of the all the ADR news, research, jobs, events and more. Check it out, and view past versions [HERE].
Event at Creighton University
It seems as though the nation can’t catch its breath. Issues surrounding gun control were thrust into the headlines after the deadliest mass shooting in US history occurred in Las Vegas. Just as the gun industry was faced with intense scrutiny, sexual abuse accusations against a man in power in the film industry came to light. The revelation of what appears to be a dirty little open secret sparked a revolution in Hollywood and across the country through the social media campaign #MeToo. The hashtag encouraged victims of sexual abuse to speak out and come forward – and they have – from actresses to Olympic gymnasts. These events intersect with a larger social shift as the white male loses prominent status and becomes “just another demographic group.”
Creighton University Professors Kelly Dineen, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Paul McGreal, and Palma Strand came together with Creighton University students, faculty, and staff as well as the Omaha community at large for a “Speaking Truths” panel discussion of how these events intersect, the demographics of mass shootings, the psychology and effects of power and privilege and ineffectual programs to prevent sexual harassment. You can view the panel pelow.
New Online Dispute Resolution Research
Online Technologies and Dispute Systems Design: In this new article, forthcoming in Lewis & Clark Law Review, Ayelet Sela offers a new typology and analysis framework for ODR systems, reviewing the effect of ODR on dispute system design, and discussing future directions for the field.
Negotiation via Email – in 2017! In this new chapter, Noam Ebner discusses current trends and research on negotiating via email.
RoboJustice? Not what you think: In this piece, John Zeleznikow discusses ways in which artificial intelligence can help the legal system and the conflict resolution field.
ODR Bibliography updated! ADRHub continues to maintain a comprehensive bibliography of the ODR field as a resource for practitioners, teachers and researchers. Initiated by Dan Rainey, this project brings together the writing on ODR and presents it in a chronological manner, thereby spotlighting the field's development. We invite you to take part in keeping the bibliography current, by sharing new publications and citations. Thanks to those who have sent in updates over the past month. The bibliography continues to expand! See the bibliography on the Resources tab above, or by clicking here.
Calls for Papers and Participation
Call for participants: A research project at Columbia University seeks to understand the influences that shape how women negotiate. Women negotiators are encouraged to apply to participate. See the call for participation here, to verify suitability for the study. WomenNegotiating.pdf
Call for Papers: Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (NCMR) is dedicating a special issue to Negotiation and Conflict Management in Entrepreneurial Ventures and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), guest edited by Andrea Caputo. See the Call for Papers here.
In the polarized political and social environment characterizing the United States at this point in time, how can conflict specialists best contribute to constructive conflict engagement?
Over the past few weeks, ADRHub has been pleased to host an online dialog featuring two of the most experienced mediators in our field, Gail Bingham and Bernie Mayer, as they engaged with other professionals, students, and faculty in the field. This conversation, recently ended, is certainly worth reviewing, top to bottom. Teaching a conflict related course? Reflecting on this dialog might make an excellent class assignment for your students.
Portland State University’s National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) is hiring a director for its flagship program, Oregon Solutions (OS). OS brings together cross-sector collaborative groups to help communities across Oregon leverage and align resources needed to implement public solutions.
Concord Mediation Center: Concord, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is seeking an executive director. Details are available here EDConcord.docx
Online Mediation: Turning Mediators' Initial Skepticism Into Enthusiasm Conflict Intervention Service (CIS) https://goo.gl/YBwTq8 is a grant funded project of the City and County of San Francisco in partnership…Continue
Integrative Mediation (IM) is a pioneering approach to conflict resolution that pairs a conflict resolution professional with a psychotherapist or mental health professional to address all aspects of a dispute: legal, financial, psychological -- and…Continue
Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab, a project sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii Chapter, believes that online mediation offers two important benefits.First, it can be very useful for resolving disputes when…Continue
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Michael Lang and Susan Terry will present a 75-min free webinar on reflective practice for mediators, which is titled “Why Do I Make The Choices I Do? Reflective Practice for Mediators – The Artful Mastery of Mediation”…Continue
On August 2, 2017 Suzanne Ghais Ph.D. presented a free 1-hour webinar sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) International Section. ACR is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding…Continue
Many have been calling for peace processes to be more inclusive, particularly of civil society. How this helps promote peace—and how mediators and peacebuilders can help—has been less clear.In this webinar, which is hosted by Virtual Mediation Lab…Continue
On July 12, 2017 a large group of HR professionals and workplace mediators from around the world participated in Should HR Professionals Mediate Internal Workplace Disputes?, a 1-hour webinar hosted by Virtual Mediation Lab and sponsored by…Continue
The New Competency Guidelines of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society representing 285000 members, state that senior HR managers should be able “to mediate difficult employee relations…Continue
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 ACR (Association for Conflict Resolution) Chicago mediators and arbitrators will learn from Thomas Valenti and Giuseppe Leone how an online collaboration software like Zoom.us can add value to their practice.In addition,…Continue
The Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program, a part of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in Creighton University's Graduate School, provides an interdisciplinary program leading to master's degrees and graduate certificates in negotiation and dispute resolution for students from a variety of fields as well as mid-career professionals.