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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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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
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"I think I entered a bit of a slippery slope myself with the use of the term "primary task"..  That is really for each of us to decide for ourselves and depends greatly on our particular situations, opportunities, capacities, and…"
Aug 30
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Thanks Gail, A quick reply to your quick reply.  I completely agree with your fifth goal.  My favorite bumper sticker is "don't believe everything you think." Also, I would not romanticize Ralph Nader either--for lots of…"
Aug 29
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Progressives, Elitism, and rural America These are scary times. Many of us feel the world is unstable, unpredictable, and unsafe. Basic institutions of democracy seem under attack (the press, separation of powers, the rule of law). President…"
Aug 28
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Hi Kristen. Asking questions is  good start, but I think we have to try to answer them, even provisionally, as well if we are to move the discussion forward--even though there are no absolutely right answers--but there is an evolving…"
Aug 15
Bernie Mayer replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Neutrality and False Equivalency   Thanks for your thoughts Gail.  They are interesting, perceptive, and valuable.  Of course I do have a somewhat different take.  So let me have at it.   Lets start with your comments about…"
Aug 15

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Professor of Dispute Resolution
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Bernie Mayer's Blog

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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New Book: The Conflict Paradox: Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

 

I am pleased to announce that my new book, The Conflict Paradox: Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes, is now available, and I hope you will take a look at it.

The book explores how we understand the choices that…

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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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