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There is an audio file stored on my mom’s computer, labelled “The Bad Call.” It’s a recording of a two-minute call between her and me on Sept. 9, 2009. I had, at that point, been a hostage in Somalia for over a year. My captors — a radicalized criminal group — were pointing guns at my head. I had shackles around my legs and had endured almost daily abuse. It was not uncommon for them to beat me or otherwise push me to the brink of desperation and then immediately dial my mother’s cellphone number.
Why? Because they wanted a ransom.
With the brutal murder of Canadian hostage John Ridsdel in the Philippines this week by terrorist group Abu Sayyaf, the ransom debate is again playing out. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau affirmed the Canadian government’s long-standing ban on paying ransoms for hostages: “Paying ransom for Canadians would endanger the lives of every single one of the millions of Canadians who live, work and travel around the globe every single year,” he said.
...The Harper (Canadian) government told my family from the start that it couldn’t, and wouldn’t, negotiate a ransom deal with my captors. But it did say many times that it had a great track record of bringing hostages home safely, without payment.
Read her full article at the National Post [HERE].
You’ve just received a salary offer. Being a woman, you know that women on average earn less than men, and that women’s reluctance to negotiate could contribute to this differential. So – should you negotiate?
On the one hand, you’ve repeatedly been told that you should negotiate a salary offer, and you know this advice is not specific to you. Recent polls confirm that 70% of respondents believe women should negotiate their salaries more often and 69% are more likely to encourage women than men to negotiate.
But in reviewing the literature, you find that there are cases where caution may be warranted.
Read more at HBR [HERE].
The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces our series focused on Fights, Disagreements and Misunderstandings.
ADR LUNCHTIME SERIES PRESENTATION: Crisis Negotiation- Apply the Skills Used By Law Enforcement In Your Conflict Resolution Practice
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Monday, May 16, 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm Eastern Time Cynthia Morton and Kristen Woodward will present How to Launch a Successful Peer Mediation Program, a FREE webinar sponsored by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals and the…Continue
New Research: Women Who Don’t Negotiate Might Have a Good ReasonBy :…Continue
In a new 44-min video Mark Shklov, Michael Schwartz, Richard Mosher and Gerard Clay - four Hawaii attorneys with extensive experience not only in litigation but also mediation and arbitration - discuss:>> The growing need for International…Continue
Online mediation can no doubt be useful and cost-effective for resolving cross-border disputes, when parties live in different countries or continents, and probably speak different languages.Sure, the technology for running such online mediations is…Continue
The Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP) http://goo.gl/gK45Vd is an innovative 2-year project sponsored by the JAMS Foundation, currently managed by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals and…Continue
Robert J. Ambrogi, a Massachusetts lawyer, writer and media consultant, wrote and posted a new article titled "Is There a Future for Online Dispute Resolution for Lawyers?".It gives an interesting overview of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in…Continue
(From IMI) We thought you would be interested to read a short summary of how the 400 delegates at the Singapore GPC voted electronically on the multi-choice answers to the 20 core questions about the future of dispute resolution.It was summarised in…Continue
On April 5, 2016 the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Program of the Los Angeles County's Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) was recognized with an Outstanding Project Award -…Continue
If you are interested in online mediation, you are invited to participate in a 1-hour webinar and hands-on demo Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Noon Eastern Time.AGENDA>> What Online Mediation Means>> How Mediators Can Do Online What They…Continue
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