Susanne Terry, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, and Bernard Mayer wrote this open letter with advice for dispute resolution colleagues about difficult political, economic, and moral issues raised by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Click the title of this post to read the letter.
This post is prompted by an article by Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman, We’re Still Asking the Wrong Question about Biden and Ukraine. He writes: For once, can we confront a foreign policy challenge without obsession over whether the president is being “weak” or “strong”? … In any foreign policy challenge, understanding what goes into … Continue reading Which is Better: To Be Strong or Smart?
Formally, the Cold War began in 1945 and ended in 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. In fact, its roots began long before 1945 and its effects still reverberate today. Newspaper headlines illustrate how the Cold War is becoming more overt as Russia threatens Ukraine and other neighboring countries, and China threatens Taiwan … Continue reading The Continuing Cold War
War is the worst method of dispute resolution. In war, combatants and civilians are killed and injured, physical and social infrastructure is destroyed, and individuals and societies are traumatized, resulting in harms that can continue long after wars are declared to be over. People often use the term “collateral damage” referring to death and injury … Continue reading What I’m Reading – Collateral Damage of War
From Jen Michel: Dear colleagues, Please forgive me for a brief e-introduction in this now-virtual world. My name is Jennifer Michel and I am the new director of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. I look forward to our paths crossing in the near future. I am also reaching out to share information regarding the … Continue reading ABA Dispute Resolution Mediation Institute on Nov 4-6
Lots of programs coming up! April 27, 8:45-10:00 am Pacific Time – Book Launch for Dispute System Design book, with Jan Martinez, Lisa Blomgren Amsler (co-authors) and Paul Brest, Jay Folberg, Grande Lum, and Ayelet Sala. Note that the flyer includes a discount code for the book. They are developing a teaching supplement this summer … Continue reading Educational Programs Galore!
From MFOI Lydia Nussbaum The UNLV Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution will host Professor Alia Malek on Thursday, April 8 at noon PDT for a virtual talk as part of its “Peace in the Desert” Speakers Series. Her presentation is entitled “When Home Is Unattainable, What Replaces It?” Professor Malek began her professional career as … Continue reading UNLV Hosts Speaker to Discuss Peace in the Desert
From GFOI Richard Peterson: The USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution and JAMS are holding their fifth annual symposium with two upcoming webinars Wednesday, April 14, 2021 The Arbitrator’s Approach to Contract Interpretation Issues: Civil vs. Common Law Perspectives 8:00 a.m. Pacific / 11:00 a.m. Eastern / 5:00 p.m. London / 11:00 p.m. Singapore … Continue reading USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Fifth Annual Symposium
Anna Howard‘s new book, EU Cross-Border Commercial Mediation: Listening to Disputants – Changing the Frame; Framing the Changes, provides valuable insights about business disputing. It reports the findings of her study about mediation of EU cross-border commercial disputes, but the dynamics she describes occur in the US and probably many other countries as well. Anna … Continue reading Anna Howard’s New Book Examines Why Businesses Don’t Use Mediation – And Other Issues
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) announced the following recipients of its 2021 Awards for contributions to ADR at a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, as part of CPR’s Annual Meeting. Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR: Gail Wright, Esq. Outstanding Book in the Field of ADR: America’s Peacemakers: The … Continue reading CPR Awards
From GFOI Jackie Nolan-Haley: Dear colleagues: You are invited to attend Fordham Law School’s annual conference on international arbitration and mediation on Friday November 20, 2020. Leading scholars will discuss a range of topics including mixed modes of dispute resolution and international arbitration and EU law. An added feature will be a mock U.S. Supreme … Continue reading Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference – November 20
From FFOI F. Peter Philips: We are pleased to announce the second series of this popular event. Every other Wednesday, New York Law School hosts informal discussions with leaders in the fields of conflict avoidance, management, and resolution. All sessions are free and will be held via Zoom at 1:00 p.m. EDT. July 29, 2020 … Continue reading NYLS Wednesday Lunch Series: Conversations in Conflict Resolution