Conflict Resolution|Courts|International|Mediation|Uncategorized

Report from Asian Mediation Association Conference

Conflict Resolution|Courts|International|Mediation|Uncategorized

Report from Asian Mediation Association Conference

I write from Beijing, where the two-day Conference of the Asian Mediation Association has been held, organized by the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Mediation Centers.  I was very excited to return to Beijing after nine years' absence and to meet so many like-minded, but differently-situated, colleagues. The...

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Conflict Resolution|International

“Procedural” Apology

Conflict Resolution|International

“Procedural” Apology

Richard Nixon was responsible for many teaching moments. One of my favorites is the advance in American appreciation of the difference between the passive voice ("Mistakes were made") and the active voice ("I made mistakes") that was offered by his press secretary, and echoed by other presidents. A recent paper by...

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Conflict Resolution|International

The New York City Convening of the Global Pound Conference: September 12, 2016

Conflict Resolution|International

The New York City Convening of the Global Pound Conference: September 12, 2016

The Global Pound Conference is a series of convenings of ADR practitioners, end-users, teachers and students around the world. Its goal is to assess the current state of Alternative Dispute Resolution and to point the direction for its continued advancement. GPC events have taken place at, or or planned for, London,...

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Arbitration|Employment|International|Mediation|systems design

UIA Mediation Forum and Employment Systems Design

Arbitration|Employment|International|Mediation|systems design

UIA Mediation Forum and Employment Systems Design

The Union International des Avocats have hosted the World Forum of Mediation Centres since 2002, and I have attended all but three of their meetings.  It is a convivial crowd of well-informed, deeply committed and sociable folks who tend to meet at interesting (mostly European) venues. The meeting scheduled for Luxembourg...

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Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Teaching

International Dispute Resolution in London

Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Teaching

International Dispute Resolution in London

Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, reserved a spot in their NPR show "Car Talk" for what they called the Shameless Commerce Division.  I'm taking a page from their book by bringing your attention to a CLE event that is quite special -- five mornings in London during the week...

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Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

IMI Survey Solicitation

Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

IMI Survey Solicitation

The International Mediation Institute seeks participants in a brief survey (they claim it takes 7 minutes but heck, I'll even give them eight!).  The Institute explains: IMI launches initiatives to promote worldwide growth of practical and sustainable conflict resolution systems. By completing the survey we can: Find out what matters most to you about...

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Conflict Resolution|Courts|Europe|International|Mediation

Mediation in Turkey

Conflict Resolution|Courts|Europe|International|Mediation

Mediation in Turkey

A recent trip to Turkey included a delightful visit at the offices of leading Turkish law firm Hergüner Bilgen Özeke and several of its members, including H. Tolga Danisman.  Tolga and I met in the most recent convening of the UIA World Mediation Forum, in Amsterdam, and it was a...

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