What's Happening in Conflict Resolution - Aug 2nd, 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].

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.

ADR Resources Spotlight  

Conflict and ADR articles:

Check out this compilation of empirical studies in the fields of conflict, negotiation, ADR, and related areas, compiled by James Coben and Donna Steinstra. This compilation, which includes abstracts and citations, includes over 300 articles.


ODR Bibliography:

We've updated the ODR bibliography with new material. Check it out here.

Job Opportunities

John Jay College, Dept. of Sociology Seeks Conflict Resolution Faculty 

The Sociology Department, which administers the Dispute Resolution Certificate and Minor at John Jay College of The City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track position specializing in conflict resolution beginning Fall 2018. The hiring rank is at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  To access the job announcement online: Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment;"  Click "Search job listings;" search by job Opening ID #16933




Proposals are due by August 4th, 2017 for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution's Annual Conference, April 4th-7th in Washington D.C. See the Call for Proposals here

Call for Papers, Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding


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