Here’s the first paragraph of a press release from Marquis Who’s Who: “Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Lisa Blomgren Amsler with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Amsler (nee Blomgren, and formerly Bingham) celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and … Continue reading Lisa Blomgren Amsler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
From Cornell’s Alex Colvin: The ILR School at Cornell is searching for a faculty position in conflict resolution. Applications are welcome; please pass along to any interested individuals. Details at the link below. Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Conflict Resolution https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11371 The ILR School at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty … Continue reading Conflict Resolution Faculty Position at Cornell ILR
Having recently railed against the popularity of superhero movies, I was struck by the themes in the new animated film, Incredibles 2, a satire of the superhero genre. One major theme is about people’s problematic desires for superheroes. A speech by the villain summarizes the critique of people’s dependence on superheroes. She says: “Screenslaver interrupts … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Superheroes?
You probably know – or at least know of – Forrest (Woody) Mosten. He is the award-winning mediator, lawyer, and peacemaker who is called the “father of unbundling,” referring to the process of offering legal clients discrete services as distinct from a complete bundled representation, as lawyers traditionally provide. He also is a prominent collaborative … Continue reading Mosten and Cordover’s New Collaborative Law Book
Hello all: This is my maiden post on Indisputably! A big thank you to my esteemed colleagues Andrea, Michael, Sarah, Art, Jill, Cynthia, Jen, and John for letting me blog with you. I hope you don’t regret it. 😉 And now for the real news. My colleague and friend, Emilia Onyema, has recently published the … Continue reading SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey
Last month, Michaela Keet (Saskatchewan), Martha Simmons (Osgoode Hall), Gemma Smyth (Windsor), and I gave a presentation about the Stone Soup Project at the joint annual conference of the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education (ACCLE) and Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT). You can click on the following powerpoint to get an overview of … Continue reading Stone Soup in Canada
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is calling for proposals for the 2019 Spring Conference. The theme is “Shining the Light on Parties: Enhancing the Experience of ADR Users.” The 2019 Annual Spring Conference will be held on April 10-13, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here is a brief sketch of … Continue reading Call for Proposals for ABA Conference
When teaching negotiation ethics, it is important to discuss false offers being used as leverage in negotiation. In my experience, most people use them when time is short and the existence of the competing offer cannot be verified – which makes it difficult to know what to do. From here on out, use this example … Continue reading Falsified Job Offer from another University Leads to Criminal Charges for Colorado State Chemistry Professor
In advance of the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, colleague Marty Latz published this column in Politico this week: Why Trump’s Aggressive Tactics Make Him a Less Effective Negotiator. Marty argues, after studying his entire career, that while Trump touts his negotiation skills and thinks that this meeting with Putin will be his easiest, he … Continue reading The President’s Negotiation Skills…
President Trump is scheduled to have a summit meeting with Russian President Putin on Monday. The timing of this meeting right after the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials demonstrates the bizarre political situation we are in. Mr. Trump seeks a close relationship with a foreign leader whose top spies systematically interfered in our elections … Continue reading How Should ADR Folks Participate in a Grand Real-Time Negotiation?
In our field, we specialize in facilitating conversations between people who think differently about things. But even our field has been divided by the question of whether we can or should converse with people who hold particular views. Consider this graphic: (HT to Above the Law. You can click on it to make it bigger.) … Continue reading Can We Talk? Should We?
I have been getting in touch with lots of friends and colleagues encouraging them to consider using a Stone Soup assignment in one or more of their courses next year. Charity Scott, Georgia State, who used Stone Soup last year once in Negotiation and twice in Mediation, responded with this lovely email. “Nice to hear … Continue reading Charity Scott’s Reflections on Stone Soup