What's Happening in Conflict Resolution - Aug 15th, 2017

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].

Dialog: Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation

In the polarized political and social environment characterizing the United States at this point in time, how can conflict specialists best contribute to constructive conflict engagement?

ADRHub is pleased to introduce a new online dialogue featuring two of the most experienced mediators in our field, Gail Bingham and Bernie Mayer.  Follow the conversation – and feel welcome to join in.

Creighton University's Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Program - Annual Report

The NCR Program has had a wonderful year in 2016-2017, full of learning, activity and accomplishments! Check it out here

ADR Research

In “Closing the Gap: Using Dispute Systems Design to Integrate Advance Care Planning in a Latino Community,” Prof. Jackie Font explores the role of conflict specialists in end-of-life care and decisionmaking through designing culturally sensitive dispute systems. Read the article here 

Contact Theory - the assumption that the more individuals and groups come into contact with one another, the more prejudice will be reduced - is at the heart of a great deal of work in the conflict field. In this article, John Davido, Angelika Love, Fabian Schellhaas, and Miles Hewston survey what we know, and what we remains to be learned, about Contact Theory. 

Mediators showing hostility towards parties? While the notion of doing so might be controversial, a recent research project conducted by Tina Zhang, Francesca Gino and Michael Norton suggests that it can sometimes serve the purpose of bringing parties together.

Call for Papers

The Journal of Dispute Resolution has just issued an expedited call for papers relating to a "virtual symposium"  that will be published in its next  issue.  This year’s topic is “Dispute Resolution and Political Polarization.”  The symposium seeks to generate high-level discussions of how dispute resolution processes and principles might be used to address the difficulties associated with contemporary political discussion and debate, both nationally and internationally.  Although the pieces should be scholarly in nature, the journal hopes that the short format will encourage quick and innovative responses to pressing contemporary problems. 

Because this is a last-minute replacement for a contributor who has dropped out, the deadline is tight:  September 1, 2017.  However, the editors believe the deadline is do-able, given the relatively short length of the articles.

If you are interested, please submit your paper to the Journal of Dispute Resolution by email at umclawjournal@missouri.edu  Please put VIRTUAL SYMP SUBMISSION in the re: line to distinguish your message from others.  You can also direct any inquiries to the same email address.  Again, the deadline is September 1, 2017.  Papers should not have been previously published elsewhere. For more on the Journal of Dispute Resolution and to see recent issues, go to http://law.missouri.edu/journal/submissions/

ADR-Related Studies

PhD Opportunity

Check out this opportunity for a funded PhD focusing on state courts and society



 ODR in the EU - Rita Papaimitriou - Cyberweek, October 2016

Engaging Civil Society in Peacemaking - Suzanne Ghais - August 2017

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