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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.”
Join Creighton University Professors Kelly Dineen, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Paul McGreal, and Palma Strand 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. This free event is open to all Creighton University students, faculty, and staff as well as the Omaha community at large. It takes place Thursday, November 2nd at Noon in room 3023 of the Harper Center. A light lunch will be provided. Event Flyer
News and Blogs
Congratulations to Dan Rainey, for being awarded ACR’s Mary Parker Follet Award. Read his acceptance speech here.
The Impact of Control: In this article, Jeff Thompson discusses methods for successful hostage and crisis negotiation.
Design Thinking and ADR: In this blog post on Indisputably, Alyson Carrel reviews the recent Design Summit held at Stanford and discusses how this relates to ADR.
New Negotiation and ADR Teaching Research
Still on Design: Following up on previous work demonstrating the effectiveness of using design activities in negotiation teaching, a new article by Dan Druckman and Noam Ebner now demonstrates that this approach can be used to teach other topics in other disciplines.
Integrative? Distributive? In this article, Rishi Batra suggests that the ADR classroom might benefit from adopting new sets of terms.
Novel Negotiation: In this article, Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff demonstrates how reading novels can be employed to engage negotiation students in new and powerful ways.
Calls for Papers and Participation
Leading in Uncertainty: This new leadership book will focus on personal leadership accounts from people who have experienced both adversity and success while navigating the 21st Century leadership landscape. Edited by Jennifer Moss Breen, Jacqueline Font-Guzman Haytham Abduljiawad, the book aims to share the experiences of leaders who strive to collaborate, adapt, and integrate the global workforce. Some of the focal points included in the CfP are closely related to conflict and collaboration. Check out the CfP here.
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
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 this online dialog featuring two of the most experienced mediators in our field, Gail Bingham and Bernie Mayer, as they engage with other professionals, students, and faculty in the field. The conversation continues! Follow along, and feel welcome to join in.
Teaching a conflict related course? Participating in this dialog, or discussing it in a paper, might make an excellent class assignment for your students.
Concord Mediation Center: Concord, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is seeking an executive director. Details are available here EDConcord.docx
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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.