All posts by Cynthia Alkon

What Does Rowing Across the Pacific Have To Do With Dispute Resolution?

In case you haven’t been keeping up with the news, on Monday, July 25, a four-woman rowing team arrived in Hawaii, 34 days after leaving San Francisco, setting a new record.  As someone who gets motion sick looking at boats, it is hard to imagine spending over a month rowing across the Pacific Ocean in … Continue reading What Does Rowing Across the Pacific Have To Do With Dispute Resolution?

Ukraine

Like many people, I have spent the last many days obsessively watching reports and reading about what is going on in Ukraine.  As many readers know, I spent years living in Eastern Europe, including two years living in Belarus, just north of Ukraine.  I have taken many trips there over the years. I did a … Continue reading Ukraine

I’m sorry..there is nothing that could justify what happened on Saturday morning, nothing”

Those words are part of the apology by the Mayor of Fort Worth, Betsey Price, for the police officer killing of Atatiana Jefferson in her home in Fort Worth on Saturday, October 12th. It was followed up by an unconditional apology by the Interim Police Chief, Ed Karus. To watch the full apology see here  … Continue reading I’m sorry..there is nothing that could justify what happened on Saturday morning, nothing”

What Do We Know About Best Practices in Mediation?

From my dear colleague and Friend of Indisputably, Nancy Welsh: Dear Colleagues, I am posting this in my role as Chair of the Dispute Resolution Research Advisory Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution (“Advisory Committee”). In 2017, the Section’s Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques issued a comprehensive report analyzing research that … Continue reading What Do We Know About Best Practices in Mediation?

Conference on #MeToo, Social Movements, and their impact on the Workplace

From my dear colleague and Friend of Indisputably, Michael Z. Green: Welcome back to many of you from Spring Break. Now that you are refreshed and looking for something new to do for entertainment, I want to make you aware of a conference we are holding at the Texas A&M University School of Law on … Continue reading Conference on #MeToo, Social Movements, and their impact on the Workplace