In a recent post, I mentioned that as a DR person, I particularly like the Serial podcast, and Erin Archerd asked why. I really love the way that the program seeks to learn and portray the complex realities of the stories it covers. It looks at them from many angles so that listeners get a … Continue reading Appreciation of Serial
I love the annual conference of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. It’s my annual reunion with friends from all over and a chance to meet folks I haven’t met before. I love the mix of practitioners, administrators, researchers, academics, and students, among others, who share an interest in improving dispute resolution. The conference also … Continue reading Some Sessions at the ABA DR Conference That Intrigue Me
Have you seen “Inside Out” yet? It’s the delightful Pixar movie portraying the conflicting emotions of an 11 year-old girl grappling with the difficulties of a move from Minnesota to San Francisco. Indeed, the emotions are characters themselves: Anger, Disgust, Fear, Sadness, and Joy. The film’s producers consulted psychologists who wrote a piece in the … Continue reading Damn Emotions!
It’s a damn miracle that people on your planet ever understand each other. My good friend, Charlie Irvine, who mediates and teaches in Glasgow, Scotland, wrote an amusing and/or horrifying blog post about students’ statements in law school exam answers. (Charlie blogs on the Kluwer Mediation Blog, which has some very thoughtful contributors. I saw … Continue reading Failure to Communicate
Jim Coben, on behalf of himself and Nancy Welsh, is circulating the following request. Dear Colleagues: I write to appeal to the “hive-mind” on behalf of the Dispute Resolution Magazine. In the upcoming fall issue, we are planning to include a “numbers” teaser box. More specifically, it’s an opportunity to feature interesting statistics and/or other … Continue reading Coben and Welsh Want Your Favorite Number
If you are sick and tired of hearing me sing the praises of multi-stage simulations (MSS) and don’t want to see any data about it, read no further. Some Background Before I start singing, let me provide some background. I started using MSSs when I began teaching negotiation several years ago. Related to my research … Continue reading Great Value of Students Playing Clients in Multi-Stage Simulations
I love the cookbook that Andrea and 1001 chefs wrote, Cooking Up a Deal: Negotiation Recipes for Success. It’s a wonderfully short and fun piece to assign for the last day of class. For the final class in several courses, I ask students to develop their own personal recipes and then we will develop a … Continue reading Recipes for Success
Here’s a mug shot of this motley crew when I caught up with them in 2011. And here’s one of them (yikes, us) last week (sans Paul, Jen, and yours truly). As you can see, they are sharper and better lubricated now.