What's Happening in Conflict Resolution 3/25/2018

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution is a roundup of the all the ADR news, research, jobs, events and more. Check it out, and view past versions [HERE]

New Negotiation, Conflict & Mediation Research

The Negotiator's Desk Reference: 

Publication of this new 2-volume book is a Very Big Event for negotiation (and conflict as well), given the span of topics it covers and how it brings these all up-to-date - in terms of state-of-the-research and -practice - to 2017. Check out the table of contents and ordering info here

 Social Intuition:

To be truly effective, negotiators must try to influence their counterparts not only through substantive offers, but also through engaging their attitudes and thinking patterns. This need has been analyzed (and, increasingly, taught) mostly in terms of empathy. In Social Intuition, a chapter by Andrea Schneider and Noam Ebner in The Negotiator’s Desk Reference, the authors suggest that empathy is separate from a broader construct, which they term social intuition. This skill, they content, gives a negotiator the ability to have an impact on the entire negotiation interaction. In an effort to make a difficult skill more accessible, they suggest diving its learning into three elements, structured quire differently from previous discussions: understanding first the self, then the other, and then the elements of “bridging” between these two.

Two new articles by Bernie Mayer have recently been published:

Can We Talk: What Have We Learned About Having Productive Conflicts... has appeared the Family Court Review, based on a plenary speech Prof. Mayer gave last June at the annual conference of the Association of Family Conciliation Courts.  

Are We Ever Neutral? Should We Be? was published in a special issue on First Principles of Conflict Resolution in ACResolution, the magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution  

Conflict Studies 

Arbitration Course:

Leiden University is offering a free MOOC on ‘The Arbitration of International Disputes’ . Check out the details here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/arbitration-international-disputes

Job Opportunities

The State Department’s Office of the Ombudsman is seeking a program manager in the, working in the Workplace Conflict Prevention Resolution Center. See details here.

The Langdon Group seeks to hire a Public Involvement / Conflict Resolution Associate is Salt Lake City. See details here.

Concord Center, in Omaha, NE, seeks an Executive Director. See details here. 

The Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programs is seeking an intern in New York. See details here. 

CDR Associates (www.mediate.org) is seeking a Program Associate. See details here.

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