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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 [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]
New Negotiation, Conflict & Mediation Research and Activity
Jay-Z pushes for diversity in ADR: This article by David Lat in Above the Law describes the artist's petition to a New York court to stay an arbitration proceeding he is involved in, given the lack of diversity on the neutral roster of the organization delivering the arbitration services.
Access to Justice and Self Represented Litigants: In this podcast, attendees at the National Self-Represented Litigant’s Project’s recent 5th Anniversary event are asked to share one practical change that would make a real difference in Access to Justice. Responses came from litigants, lawyers, access to justice advocates, and academics. Throughout, Bernie Mayer - who facilitated the event - comments and reflects on the suggestions.
New Podcast - 'Thanks for Listening': This podcast from Harvard's Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program spotlights efforts to bridge the partisan divide in the U.S. through dialogue and collaborative processes. The first episode looks at the challenges of talking politics - and how to better engage - with family around the Thanksgiving table.
Negotiation, Conflict & ADR Teaching
The Stone Soup Project has compiled a wealth of material, ideas, and experience centered around the method of having negotiation and ADR students interview real-world process participants - lawyers, parties, and neutrals. Teaching negotiation or ADR this coming semester? This resource will provide you with everything you need to add a Stone Soup assignment to your syllabus.
Jobs, Conferences, Competitions, and Grant Opportunities
Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan & Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. They are hiring a 'Design and Innovation Manager' for their criminal justice reform project. Learn more & apply here.
Michigan State University is looking for an Assistant University Ombudsperson.
The Oakland Mediation Center is seeking a mediation specialist for coordination and administrative functions.
The International Young Women Mediation Forum will be held by the International Centre for Peace, Human Rights and Development in Africa (IPHRD-Africa), bringing together 23 young female mediators from Africa and Europe, with experience in mediation in the context of peace processes.The Forum aims to tackle the lack of representation of young women in these mediation processes. Travel expenses and accommodation in Nairobi will be covered by organizers. See details here.
The Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators are proud to announce the Third Annual NYSBA/ACCTM National Championship Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Student Writing Competition for 2019. Once again, a $10,000 CASH PRIZE will be awarded to the winning paper as determined by a panel of judges from the editors of the ACCTM American Journal of Mediation, and select members of the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section. Winning entries will be published in the Journal and the NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer. Note: JD and LLM students only. See full details here.
Mangano Award for Empirical Research in Dispute Resolution:
Given annually through the generosity of dispute resolution champion Hon. Guy J. Mangano, this $5000 Award honors scholars and practitioners whose published empirical research has furthered the advancement and understanding of the values and skills of dispute resolution. You are invited to nominate research (your own or someone else’s) published in a nationally respected journal between October 1, 2016 and October 1, 2018.
The the 2019 funding cycle of the JAMS Foundation-ACR Initiative for Students and Youth is now available. The funding proposals must involve youth in pre-K to 12 age range and/or (2) adults working with these youth populations in ways that directly transfer conflict resolution skills for adults to the youth populations. Projects can arise in a variety of contexts, including the community, schools, alternative education (online education, charter schools, after school programs), government (juvenile justice facilities, courts) and NGO settings.
During the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) 2015 Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada from October 7 to October 10, ACR members can participate in a FREE 1-hour “Introduction to Online Mediation” webinar presented by Giuseppe Leone, founder of…Continue
Landlords, tenants, consumers, merchants, homeowners, contractors who live in Franklin County, Ohio are lucky. If they have a dispute, they can now settle it in small claims court, but without having to go to court: online, on their own time, from…Continue
In 2017 the Ohio State Bar Association recognized the Franklin County Municipal Court (FCMC) for Judicial Innovation for its Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) program for helping people settle small claims disputes.Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2:00pm…Continue
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 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.