Eric Cissell's Blog (10)

Member Spotlight: Nasri Barakat

One of the strengths of ADRhub.com is the network of members from such diverse backgrounds. ADRhub.com now includes academics, practitioners, scholars, professionals, students, 'newbies,' and those interested in getting involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The network has experienced rapid growth in a short period of time--a testament to the high level of interest in ADR, as well as a strong desire to collaborate and learn from other members.…

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Added by Eric Cissell on December 6, 2010 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Shiny Box of Muck





Everything I thought I needed to know about a “guarantee” I learned from Tommy Callahan. Tommy was the dimwitted hero in the movie Tommy Boy.

If you need a refresher or ignored the comedy all together, here is a quick refresher…



Tommy: Let's think about this for a sec, Ted. Why would somebody put a guarantee on a box? Hmmm, very interesting.…

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Added by Eric Cissell on December 2, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Spice Up Your Search Results

Whether it be (and certainly not limited to) Ask, Bing, Google, or Yahoo, I’ll quickly admit that there is not a lack of viable search engines on the Web. One might think that there would be little room to improve upon established search engines. However, the rapid evolution and adoption of media and communication forms, especially social networking sites, provides a new opportunity to bridge the gap between established and emerging sources of information.… Continue

Added by Eric Cissell on November 21, 2010 at 9:23pm — 2 Comments

Member Spotlight: Arnold Zeman

One of the primary strengths of ADRhub.com is the network of members from such diverse backgrounds. ADRhub.com now includes academics, practitioners, scholars, professionals, students, 'newbies,' and those interested in getting involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The network has experienced rapid growth in a short period of time--a testament to the high level of interest in ADR, as well as a strong desire to collaborate and learn from other members.



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Added by Eric Cissell on November 15, 2010 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Technology (ICT) in Peacebuilding

Since Cyberweek, I have had the opportunity to research different information and communication technology (ICT) platforms that were either designed or adopted to support peace-building efforts. The interest was sparked after participating in Jeff Aresty and Ruha Devanesan’s presentation on the Internet Bar Organization’s (IBO) Microcommerce Justice Initiatives. The IBO has successfully brought communities online to participate in the global marketplace…

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Added by Eric Cissell on November 7, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Case Study - Dispute System Design

In the following paragraphs, a brief case study will be presented which covers an incident during a basketball game run by a local recreational league for a community.


After the third quarter, two teams were deadlocked in a stalemate. The teams were exchanging leads, as well as a fair share of physical knocks. Tension continued to rise as the game approached the end of regulation. Neither team… Continue

Added by Eric Cissell on November 2, 2010 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Trust in ODR

On the eve of the 12th annual Cyberweek conference on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), it is important to take some time and think about the necessity of trust—a critical component of the parent ADR recipe. People may enter online engagements with more apprehension than face-to-face (f2f) interactions due to the uncertainty and unfamiliarity with a virtual process.…

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Added by Eric Cissell on October 24, 2010 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Thoughts on Democratic Intervention in International Conflict

In the last week, I found myself stumbling on a variety of articles covering peace programs and conflict resolution efforts in the Middle East and Africa. The majority of the articles focused on organizations driven by democratic values that employed an array of intervention practices in order to cultivate and/or preserve democratization in volatile countries within these regions.



For example, the Carter Center was previously involved in the observation of Palestinian Elections. Acting… Continue

Added by Eric Cissell on October 11, 2010 at 12:25am — No Comments

A Reflection on September's Webinar on Citizens & Collaboration

September’s webinar on Citizens & Collaboration by Joan Sabott offered an insightful look at the power of collaborative dialogue processes in highly contentious conflicts. Using her work on road sharing issues between motorists and cyclists, as well as local impacts to Colorado communities, she touched on five elements I feel are incredibly important in integrative processes for conflict resolution. The five elements are:…



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Added by Eric Cissell on September 29, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Hello ADRhub - My Introduction

My first blog entry!



Before jumping into various ADR topics of interest, let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Eric Cissell, a Negotiation and Dispute Resolution graduate student of the Werner Institute at Creighton University and a full-time supplier management employee at one of the largest aerospace manufacturers in the world.




My education and career goals revolve around the study, development, and…

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Added by Eric Cissell on September 28, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

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