December 2011 Blog Posts (56)

JAMS Expands Its Presence in Las Vegas

JAMS, the largest provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced it has relocated and expanded its Resolution Center in Las Vegas. The new location is nearly triple the size of the former office with 15,000 square feet and features expansive views of the Las Vegas strip.

 

The move greatly expands JAMS presence in Las Vegas and signals its commitment to the legal market in the state and region. It also addresses the need for more space as the number…

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Added by Lisa Altman on December 19, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Understanding Why We Blame

Let’s face it, we sometimes spend needless time in blame mode about our interpersonal disputes. Just think of all the energy we put out! I’m not always sure what compels blame. Are we trying to take attention away from our wrong-doing? Are we thinking it will make things better if we blame? Or, that we will feel better? Do we want to make things worse? Blaming can be impulsive and we don’t always realize that we have choices about how we react. That is, unless we are getting something out of…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on December 19, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... December 11th-17th, 2011.

  • The EU is set to restrict the sale of the main active substances needed for lethal injections to the United States. By Friday, the export of sodium thiopental will only be possible with special permission.
  • French President Sarkozy said that there are now clearly “two Europes”…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 18, 2011 at 6:16pm — No Comments

New data allows for unique conflict research

New data allows for unique conflict research

Which factors increase the risk for armed conflict and war? What circumstances make conflict resolution more likely to be successful? If work for peace is to bear fruit; these questions needs to be answered. Today, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) releases a new dataset which opens up new possibilities for the study of armed conflict. Using these data, useful findings relating to climate…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 18, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... December 10th-17th, 2011.

  • The Atlantic published an article highlighting the 10 biggest Middle East Stories of 2011.
  • American Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich again spoke out against Palestine this week,…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 17, 2011 at 8:03pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... December 9th-15th, 2011.

Hello all! Hope all is well!

I would like to appeal to readers to direct me to any English news sites from Latin America to help make this section better. If you know of any good news sites, blogs or organizations that profile human rights, conflict or peace issues from South or Central America, please write to me at apeaceofconflict@gmail.com or leave me the details in the comments below.

Thanks in advance,

Rebecca

 

  • Occupy Wall Street protesters in…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 15, 2011 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Opens Ombuds Office

The new federal agency that holds primary responsibility for regulating consumer protection in the U.S. has created an Ombudsman's Office to assist in the resolution of individual and systemic issues for depository and non-depository entities, and consumers. 

The office is characterized by independence, impartiality and…

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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on December 15, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Name-Calling

Even though we know that name-calling sounds infantile, sometimes in the heat of anger, we realize we have resorted to blaming with words that hurt, or the other person is verbally attacking us. Unfortunately, the sentiments experienced in these words often echo long after the disagreement is over and may even get dragged into subsequent conversations.

 

Name-calling is an impulsive habit for responding to something another person says or does that offends us. From the point of…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on December 15, 2011 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... December 8th-14th, 2011.

  • A US citizen was jailed by authorities in Thailand for translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of the King and posting them online. On Friday, the former PM was being questioned by police in connection with a deadly military crackdown on the “Red Shirt” mass opposition protests that…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 14, 2011 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Overcoming Conflict at Family Gatherings

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Summer is here and with it comes more opportunities for great get-togethers with the extended family. Swim parties, barbecues, family reunions, picnics – the possibilities are endless. With multiple generations and all the…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 14, 2011 at 5:40pm — No Comments

MTV Mediator Show?

Yet another mediation show is coming.  This time on MTV (thanks to Pattie Porter/ @txconflictcoach):

Posted On: 12/12/2011  
Closing On: 02/12/2012

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City: Any City

State: National

GOT A BEEF WITH YOUR FRIEND OR FOE? NEED VALIDATION… OR MAYBE…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 13, 2011 at 8:42pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... December 7th-13th, 2011.

  • Transparency International’s new report concluded that police forces in eastern Africa are perceived as the most corrupt body among the six institutions surveyed; the police, judiciary, customs, registry and permit services, land services, medical services, tax revenue, utilities and education systems. According to the report, 54% of people surveyed reported to have paid a bribe in the past year.
  • The…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 13, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Journal of the International Ombudsman Association Examines Confidentiality Issues

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed jounal for organizational ombuds looks at the fundamental ethical duty of confidentiality.  JIOA Editor David Miller says, “the provision of a safe place in which options for action and response can safely be heard, away from the clamour of police sirens and media-fuelled public approbation, can help to protect the individual and public interest by ensuring that matters have a greater likelihood of…
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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on December 12, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments

This Week in the World of Conflict... December 6th-12th, 2011.

  • Global Witness announced that it had left the Kimberley Process, an international diamond regulatory group, because it refused to address links between diamonds, violence and tyranny. Even if these certification schemes manage to address problems at mines, in many cases, the materials must pass roadblocks and pay “taxes” that directly line the pockets of warlords.
  • The United…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 12, 2011 at 4:06pm — No Comments

ODR Blog: ODR, by any other name… Part 3

After a few months’ break, I’m back hunting the web for companies and service providers out there who are offering services which would be very familiar to ODR practitioners and researchers – but do so without making any mention of ODR, and beneath the radar of the ODR field in general. As earlier parts of this hunt have discussed, these…

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Added by Noam Ebner on December 12, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

What's Happening [12.13.11]

Mladic, Qaddafi, Saleh and Assad like Tsunamis or Hurricanes?

Dr. Janice McRae, Werner Institute Blog

I like to compare things.  Not everyday things like apples and oranges, but unusual pairings…

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Added by ADRhub.com- Werner Institute on December 12, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Change & Conflict

When it comes to the wide range of changes that can occur in our professional and personal lives, anything that shifts the status quo – negative or positive – is known to exacerbate feelings of insecurity, vulnerability and other emotions. At these times, many of us are conscious of why we are anxious. For others, our feelings are at an unconscious or subconscious level. We just feel uncomfortable, upset or off-balance and are not quite sure what is specifically bothering…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on December 12, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Mladic, Qaddafi, Saleh and Assad like Tsunamis or Hurricanes?

 

 



Mladic, Qaddafi, Saleh and Assad like Tsunamis or Hurricanes?:…

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Added by Werner Institute Blog on December 12, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... December 2nd-10th, 2011.

  • The top military commander in the US announced that he believes the eurozone is at great risk and warned that any breakup of the bloc could have serious consequences for the Pentagon. He warned of the potential for civil unrest after 26 of the 27 EU countries agreed to forge a tighter fiscal union.
  • On Sunday, opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 11, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

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