Photo Album – 2017 ABA SDR Conference

Continuing my tradition, I took photos of folks at the recent ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference in San Francisco.  You can click here to see the photo collections I previously posted, along with an explanation of what they represent. Below, in no particular order, are pictures from this latest conference, which are limited to … Continue reading Photo Album – 2017 ABA SDR Conference

An Alternative Approach to International Negotiation

I recently posted one item focusing on President Trump’s approach to negotiation generally, using Mexico as an example of a negotiation partner, and another one analyzing his approach to dealing with North Korea. MFOI Elayne Greenberg pointed me to an article on the BBC website discussing the approach of another world leader, Pope Francis.  He … Continue reading An Alternative Approach to International Negotiation

Israel Reflections 2017–Old Gesher (the Crossing into Jordan)

This trip we added a few new places and this was one of them.  As student Jessica Lothman reflects, this particular bridge was filled with history, symbolism, and hope. Bridging Time and Space: The Gravity of Old Gesher Einstein put forth his theory of relativity in 1915 having determined that massive objects cause a distortion … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–Old Gesher (the Crossing into Jordan)

President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 2

This adds to my recent post where I cited news accounts of how Mr. Trump’s negotiation gambits about building a border wall and withdrawing from NAFTA are backfiring with Mexico.  Mexican officials interpreted his threats as bluffs and hardened their positions – the opposite of Mr. Trump’s goals in the negotiations. The problem of taking … Continue reading President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 2

In case you missed it…Text of Andrea Schneider’s Award Acceptance Speech

Andrea was kind enough to forward me a copy of her acceptance speech from Saturday.  As you might expect it was inclusive, clever and funny. If you had to leave early and missed the luncheon, the text is included below.  Make sure you read it in Andrea’s voice to get the full effect! Andrea Schneider: … Continue reading In case you missed it…Text of Andrea Schneider’s Award Acceptance Speech

Honoring Andrea Schneider at the ABA Dr conference in verse and song

IMG_0053Last week at the ABA DR Annual meeting, Professor Andrea Schneider received the ABA award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. She gave an excellent speech at the LEC luncheon and I’m hoping she will share it on the blog. I solicited some creativity here several posts ago for her Friday night gathering. Natalie Fleury stole the show … Continue reading Honoring Andrea Schneider at the ABA Dr conference in verse and song

Israel Reflections 2017–The Case of the Curious Citizenship (East Jerusalem)

Our visit with Riman Barakat, a former Marquette Fulbright scholar who has worked in many different Palestinian-Israeli peacebuilding NGO’s is always a highlight of the trip.  Student Adrianna Hromadka reflects on the questions and answers of her talk. East Jerusalem offers a unique type of citizenship. After 1948, East Jerusalem was not included in the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–The Case of the Curious Citizenship (East Jerusalem)

President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 1

You may recall my recent post, Learning from Trump’s Negotiation Failure, which provided a post-mortem of the failure to enact the health care legislation he supported.  In our session on negotiation theory at the ABA SDR conference, TFOI Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff noted that she used this negotiation as a case study in her class. SFOI Rishi Batra … Continue reading President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 1

Shestowsky – When Ignorance Is Not Bliss

FOI Donna Shestowsky (UC Davis) has a forthcoming piece in the Harv. Neg. L. Rev. entitled When Ignorance Is Not Bliss: An Empirical Study of Litigants’ Awareness of Court-Sponsored Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs.  She gave a talk about her findings in this paper at the Court Connected portion of last week’s ABA Dispute Resolution Spring … Continue reading Shestowsky – When Ignorance Is Not Bliss