Remembering Elayne

I share the feelings of sadness and loss because of Elayne Greenberg’s death that people described on the DRLE and NYC-DR listservs.  I don’t have a lot of words to add to the eloquent things that others have said.  She was a truly decent person who cared about others and worked hard to make the world a better place.  She was concerned about a wide range of issues.  She was idealistic and I often was struck by her spirit of optimism about handling tough social problems, often when I felt discouraged.  She had an easy smile – no hip wiggling needed.  This post is an appreciation of her scholarship.

I can add the following photos of Elayne over the years with various friends and colleagues.

If a picture is worth 1000 words, a video must be worth 1,000,000.  In August 2020, gearing up for the first full academic year of the pandemic, she interviewed me for a video for her students.  She was a deft interviewer, asking really good questions and managing the conversation very well.  She ended by asking about my photography techniques.

I searched on YouTube for other videos of her and here’s what I found.  Videos of an interview of mediator Leslie Berkoff, six skits about ODR with Noam Ebner, a presentation about third-party funding of mediation, and videos including her by the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation .

Take a look.

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