What's Happening in Conflict Resolution - October 16th, 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].

We The People?

When Puerto Rico calls for aid following devastation from back-to-back hurricanes, who answers? When a President tweets his displeasure toward the free speech demonstrations of professional athletes, should the rest of us consider our First Amendment rights threatened?

View the video below to join Creighton University Professors Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán, Greg O'Meara, SJ, and Palma J. Strand for a special panel discussion unpacking events surrounding federal hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the right to free speech for everyone from professional athletes to everyday American citizens. This panel, held on October 4th, 2017 at Creighton University, was attended by nearly one hundred participants from the university and Omaha communities. 

News and Blogs

Congratulations to Dan Rainey, for being awarded ACR’s Mary Parker Follet Award. Read his acceptance speech here.

The Impact of Control: In this article, Jeff Thompson discusses methods for successful hostage and crisis negotiation.

Design Thinking and ADR: In this blog post on Indisputably, Alyson Carrel reviews the recent Design Summit held at Stanford and discusses how this relates to ADR.

New Negotiation and ADR Teaching Research

Still on Design: Following up on previous work demonstrating the effectiveness of using design activities in negotiation teaching, a new article by Dan Druckman and Noam Ebner now demonstrates that this approach can be used to teach other topics in other disciplines.

Integrative? Distributive?  In this article, Rishi Batra suggests that the ADR classroom might benefit from adopting new sets of terms.

Novel NegotiationIn this article, Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff demonstrates how reading novels can be employed to engage negotiation students in new and powerful ways.

 

Calls for Papers and Participation

Leading in Uncertainty: This new leadership book will focus on personal leadership accounts from people who have experienced both adversity and success while navigating the 21st Century leadership landscape. Edited by Jennifer Moss Breen, Jacqueline Font-Guzman Haytham Abduljiawad, the book aims to share the experiences of leaders who strive to collaborate, adapt, and integrate the global workforce. Some of the focal points included in the CfP are closely related to conflict and collaboration. Check out the CfP here

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  

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 this online dialog featuring two of the most experienced mediators in our field, Gail Bingham and Bernie Mayer, as they engage with other professionals, students, and faculty in the field. The conversation continues! Follow along, and feel welcome to join in

Teaching a conflict related course? Participating in this dialog, or discussing it in a paper, might make an excellent class assignment for your students. 

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