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Bernie Mayer's Discussions

Surprise: A New Coalition Government in Israel!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Noam Ebner Jul 18, 2012. 9 Replies

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The Hunger Games Dilemma

Started this discussion. Last reply by Noam Ebner Apr 25, 2012. 5 Replies

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Dynamics of Conflict Resolution--2nd Edition

Started Feb 3, 2011 0 Replies

Hello friends and colleagues.  For the last several months I have been working on a second edition of my 2000 book The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide.In this new edition, I…Continue

Tags: Conflict, Resolution, of, Dynamics, Mayer

Staying With Conflict: The Mosque Controversy

Started Oct 21, 2010 0 Replies

The Mosque controversy near ground zero is the latest manifestation of apattern that goes back to the origins of our country.  We seem to needto have an other to vilify, to blame for problems, and to…Continue

Tags: Controversy, Ground, Zero, Mosque, Conflict

 

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Mat Beecher commented on Bernie Mayer's blog post The Franken Challenge
"I'm hoping that the Restorative Justice conversation can find a way to be woven into the current situation. Where I in no mean wish to belittle the severity of what is happening, I write this in the spirit of looking forward... What can be…"
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The Franken Challenge

The Franken Challenge From the moment the Weinstein scandal broke, followed shortly by a host of others, I expected that someone I have admired, identified with, or liked would soon be identified as a sexual predator. I anticipated that would be a test for me of my convictions and determination to confront sexual violence everywhere.  In a sense I was waiting for the Al Franken shoe to drop—and it did.  This provides the painful but essential opportunity to respond to sexual violence from one…See More
yesterday
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Hi Greg and thanks for another thoughtful contribution.  I had read the article about Cuddy in the NY Times and I do think it is an important discussion of how hard it is to have professional differences and conversations about these in a…"
Oct 20
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Parting Reflections   Thanks to everyone who has participated in this dialogue.  In one way or another, this conversation will continue because coming to grips with how to play a constructive role divided times is a question we will…"
Oct 18
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Conversations at the edge—the opiate crisis We have been discussing the role conflict specialists might play in a divided nation and we have focused to some extent on whom we should be trying to talk to. I have been thinking as well about what…"
Sep 23
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Harvey, Irma, and Climate Change The weather events of the last three weeks are a stunning reminder that the climate is changing. We are experiencing as Thomas Friedman puts it in his column in today’s NY Times, “climate weirding:”…"
Sep 13
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Thanks for this Gail. It raises an interesting question about how do we best promote a healthy diversity of participants and ideas in dialogue, debate, communication or whatever other processes we are engage in.  Certainly one element is to…"
Sep 11
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Very interesting Greg.  Aside from pointing out that we have now known each other for 23 years, I really like the framing of the drive for efficiency ad in tension with the need for innovation or adaptability.  Systems seek to maintain…"
Sep 11
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Hmmm--might I suggest a book called the Conflict Paradox as well?  :)"
Sep 11
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Hi John Interesting suggestion.  I think we used the concept of restorative justice in many different ways.  There is a difference between the type of commission in SA and Rwanda where perpetrators of crimes were offered an alternative to…"
Sep 7
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Thanks for this very interesting comment Greg--putting this in a larger context is very helpful--and particular in terms of complexity. Another larger concept is how the wealthy have historically used race (and more generally fear of the other) to…"
Sep 7
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Thanks for this Michael.  I love the Bon Jovi quote.  The interesting thing about debate as a framework rather than dialogue is that debate suggests that argumentation is an important part of the process--dialogue suggests that it's…"
Sep 6
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Thanks for this MIchael. Your work in Senegal seems extremely interesting.  Is there a place to read about this further?"
Sep 6
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"  A Macro Strategy and Korea Too   There is so much to discuss this week that I almost don’t know where to start.  Macro strategies?  Deeper communication?  Daca? Hurricane lessons and challenges? Taxes and the…"
Sep 6
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Sep 5
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Interesting that we are polarized about whether we are polarized.  Part of this is no doubt an effort or Republicans (and perhaps Democrats)  to reduce cognitive dissonance.  But thee is a power dimension as well--those in a…"
Sep 1

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Professor of Dispute Resolution
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Bernie Mayer's Blog

The Franken Challenge

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 11:50am 1 Comment

The Franken Challenge

 

From the moment the Weinstein scandal broke, followed shortly by a host of others, I expected that someone I have admired, identified with, or liked would soon be identified as a sexual predator. I anticipated that would be a test for me of my convictions and determination to confront sexual violence everywhere.  In a sense I was waiting for the Al Franken shoe to drop—and it did.  This provides the painful but essential opportunity…

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Professional Protectionism and Legal Reform. [1]

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Professional Protectionism and Legal Reform. [1]

 

Our legal system, our courts and in particular our family courts are facing a major crisis.  Fewer and fewer people can afford full legal representation.  As a result, more and more litigants are forced to represent themselves in court.  The numbers are staggering—over 50%, and in some urban courts closer to 80%, of family litigants appear without counsel, as do 30-50% of…

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Response to AFCC-Ontario’s Comments on the Bonkalo Report

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 6:38pm 0 Comments

Response to AFCC-Ontario’s Comments on the Bonkalo Report

Submitted By Bernie Mayer[1]

Kingsville, Ontario

June 28, 2017 (Revised, August 10, 2017)

 

I want to thank the AFCC-O Board for providing me an opportunity to respond to the Chapter’s statement on the Bonkalo report.  Those of you who heard my talk at the AFCC…

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Professional Protectionism and Legal Reform

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Professional Protectionism and Legal Reform. [1]

 

Our legal system, our courts and in particular our family courts are facing a major crisis.  Fewer and fewer people can afford full legal representation.  As a result, more and more litigants are forced to represent themselves in court.  The numbers are staggering—over 50%, and in some urban courts closer to 80%, of family litigants appear without counsel, as do 30-50% of…

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At 7:55am on October 27, 2010, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa said…
Dear Bernie
I would like to greet you and be your friend, and collaborate

Samuel

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