February 2012 Blog Posts (66)

This Week in Asian Conflict... February 22nd-29th, 2012.

  • US Secretary of State Clinton announced she had a “constructive discussion” of common concerns with her counterpart in Pakistan on Thursday; new details about American drone strikes were revealed by Reuters; Pakistani jets…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 29, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Film censors: Don’t let bullies win! Give ‘Bully’ a PG-13 instead of an R film rating!

After nearly two years of planning and then recording video of the lives of young people in high school and middle school teens affected by bullying for the documentary Bully, an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (…

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Added by Ken Kimsey on February 28, 2012 at 11:33pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... February 21st-28th, 2012.

  • Experts say the increasing trend of illicit financial flows are posing a great threat to Africa’s fragile growth as they pump back more dollars to developed countries than those send to poor African states.
  • The Open Society Media Program released background papers earlier this month on Mapping Digital…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 28, 2012 at 7:07pm — No Comments

This Week in the World of Conflict... February 20th-27th, 2012.

  • I ask readers interested in peace and conflict to join the Peace and Collaborative Development Network and donate to help keep them alive, if possible. The network is a great place to meet others working in the field, browse job openings, read great blog entries and learn where to find other conflict resources.
  • The International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict is…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 27, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Budget pressures force conservatives to propose progressive solutions to prison overcrowding in Georgia

Progressive changes from conservative Georgia legislators

In the week ahead, surprising reforms in my home state’s criminal justice practices are likely to be introduced in Georgia’s Republican-dominated (conservative) General Assembly. The Sunday issue of my hometown newspaper, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, reported the good news on Page One, below the fold. (“Lawmakers…

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Added by Ken Kimsey on February 27, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Get ready for Twitter chat #6 for ADR Professionals: February 29 8-9pm EDT

This coming Wednesday I am super excited (‘stoked’ in modern parlance) to be co-hosting a Twitter chat for ADR professionals with the dynamic Jeff Thompson (@mediatorjeff on Twitter) from New York City… collaborating, coast to coast.

I’m filling in for regular co-host Jason…

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Added by Ben Ziegler on February 27, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

LGBT Conflict Series: Mediating with True Believers

  "This is a previously recorded show. This show highlights the conflict in a church community where the religious beliefs of the elder population of the church and the growing LGBT population of the church began to divide the church into two factions. Community mediators worked closely with this community to open the dialogues for a deeper understanding."

Church congregations are not immune to conflict. Beth…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on February 27, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

LGBT Conflict Series: Gender Transition in the Workplace

] It is increasingly common for transgender workers to undergo gender transition while keeping their jobs. Not everyone in the workplace adapts easily to this change, however. The Center for Gender Sanity was founded 15 years ago to help organizations manage gender transitions. We have assisted small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, state and local governments, police…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on February 27, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

What's Happening [02.28.12]

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on February 27, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

extremely sketchy and incredibly graphic.

I recently joined NYC Sketchnoters Group, and tonight is our second meeting. Sketchnoting is all about using usual visual images --  drawings, symbols, shapes, icons, color, etc. -- to record ideas and convey meanings.  For visual thinkers, it's a great companion piece to traditional chicken scratch note-taking.  …

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Added by Brad Heckman on February 27, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

AVOIDING INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT

We all have ways that we manage conflict that we have learned over time. It is often the case that at least one of our conflict management styles seems to be dominant and reflects the default approach we take under stress. Our way of engaging in conflict of course, depends on the person and what we are experiencing from and about him or her and the situation. Also, the timing, our mood at the time, the impact of the dispute on us and each other and other factors all enter in to determine how…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on February 27, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... February 18th-25th, 2012.

  • The former foreign secretary of the EU Jack Straw announced that the European Parliament should be abolished after failing to achieve its purpose of bridging the divide between the European people and EU. Straw argued that the body has a “major democratic deficit”  as a poll shows 78% believe their voice doesn’t count in the EU.
  • Tens of…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 26, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 17th-24th, 2012.

  • China announced on Friday that it had yet to receive a formal invitation to a meeting of international powers in Tunis next week to discuss the crisis in Syria; the government reportedly blocked a premiere live stream website, Bambuser, that has been used by dissidents to…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 26, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

Roma mania, Mona, Romania

Folks, well into the 21st century, our Roma (commonly known as Gypsy) brothers and sisters are still subjected to all kinds of segregation, discrimination, and marginalization worldwide.  Before my New York Peace…

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Added by Brad Heckman on February 25, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 16th-23rd, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 23, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments

DECISION-MAKING IN INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT

When we’re in conflict, there are many decisions to be made during and after it is over. Even when we anticipate dissension, there are decisions to make about how to effectively engage in the interaction. Our ability to make any sort of decision about conflictual  matters and the relationship dynamic decrease the more upset we become. For various reasons in the heat of the moment we often seem to think it is necessary to do or say something, rather than taking a ‘time-out’ to decide the…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on February 23, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... February 15th-22nd, 2012.

  • President Karzai of Afghanistan confronted the Pakistani leadership on Thursday during a visit to Islamabad, accusing Pakistani officials of harbouring the Taliban; he also was quoted as saying there were secret contacts between the US, Afghan governments and the Taliban, and that the…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 22, 2012 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Refusing to Do What our Clients Ask

If we believe in self-determination, shouldn't we honor our clients' requests for advice?  I mean, they asked for it - they determined themselves that they wanted it?Read the whole article here.

Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on February 21, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... February 14th-21st, 2012.

  • The West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) has just launched a new book on election management in West Africa.
  • The African Union Chairman announced on Saturday he will visit some of the continent’s conflict areas including Sudan, South Sudan, Mali and Libya for…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 21, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Hon. Dennis J. Burke (Ret.) Joins JAMS

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Hon. Dennis J. Burke (Ret.) Joins JAMS

 

February 21, 2012

 

Chicago – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation andarbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Dennis J. Burke (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Burke will be based in the JAMS Chicago Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master for disputes in a…

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Added by Kevin Aschenbrenner on February 21, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

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