What's Happening in Conflict Resolution - Oct 30th 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].

Event at Creighton University

It seems as though the nation can’t catch its breath. Issues surrounding gun control were thrust into the headlines after the deadliest mass shooting in US history occurred in Las Vegas. Just as the gun industry was faced with intense scrutiny, sexual abuse accusations against a man in power in the film industry came to light. The revelation of what appears to be a dirty little open secret sparked a revolution in Hollywood and across the country through the social media campaign #MeToo. The hashtag encouraged victims of sexual abuse to speak out and come forward – and they have – from actresses to Olympic gymnasts. These events intersect with a larger social shift as the white male loses prominent status and becomes “just another demographic group.”

Join Creighton University Professors Kelly Dineen, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Paul McGreal, and Palma Strand for a “Speaking Truths” panel discussion of how these events intersect, the demographics of mass shootings, the psychology and effects of power and privilege and ineffectual programs to prevent sexual harassment.  This free event is open to all Creighton University students, faculty, and staff as well as the Omaha community at large. It takes place Thursday, November 2nd at Noon in room 3023 of the Harper Center. A light lunch will be provided. Event Flyer

New Online Dispute Resolution Research

Online Technologies and Dispute Systems Design: In this new article, forthcoming in Lewis & Clark Law Review, Ayelet Sela offers a new typology and analysis framework for ODR systems, reviewing the effect of ODR on dispute system design, and discussing future directions for the field. 

Negotiation via Email – in 2017!  In this new chapter, Noam Ebner discusses current trends and research on negotiating via email. 

RoboJustice? Not what you think: In this piece, John Zeleznikow discusses ways in which artificial intelligence can help the legal system and the conflict resolution field. 

ODR Bibliography updated! ADRHub continues to maintain a comprehensive bibliography of the ODR field as a resource for practitioners, teachers and researchers. Initiated by Dan Rainey, this project brings together the writing on ODR and presents it in a chronological manner, thereby spotlighting the field's development. We invite you to take part in keeping the bibliography current, by sharing new publications and citations.  Thanks to those who have sent in updates over the past month. The bibliography continues to expand! See the bibliography on the Resources tab above, or by clicking here.


Calls for Papers and Participation

Call for participants: A research project at Columbia University seeks to understand  the influences that shape how women negotiate. Women negotiators are encouraged to apply to participate. See the call for participation here, to verify suitability for the study. WomenNegotiating.pdf  

Call for Papers: Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (NCMR) is dedicating a special issue to Negotiation and Conflict Management in Entrepreneurial Ventures and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), guest edited by Andrea Caputo.  See the Call for Papers 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?

Over the past few weeks, ADRHub has been pleased to host an online dialog featuring two of the most experienced mediators in our field, Gail Bingham and Bernie Mayer, as they engaged with other professionals, students, and faculty in the field. This conversation, recently ended, is certainly worth reviewing, top to bottom.  Teaching a conflict related course? Reflecting on this  dialog might make an excellent class assignment for your students. 

Job Opportunities

Portland State University’s National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) is hiring a director for its flagship program, Oregon Solutions (OS). OS brings together cross-sector collaborative groups to help communities across Oregon leverage and align resources needed to implement public solutions.  

Concord Mediation Center: Concord, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is seeking an executive director. Details are available here EDConcord.docx

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