Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|International

Conflict Resolution in Sport

Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|International

Conflict Resolution in Sport

A particularly insightful presentation on the use of mediation in sports was offered at last month's World Mediation Forum in Prague.  Ozlem Susler from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (whom Forum co-President Colin Wall called “Oz from Oz”) moderated the presentation.  She noted that sports is a substantial economic driver...

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Courts|International|Mediation

Regulating, Certifying, Creating Barriers to Entry….

Courts|International|Mediation

Regulating, Certifying, Creating Barriers to Entry….

There seems to be a presumption that being a mediator implicates public policy, and that the practice of mediation needs to be somehow regulated for the public good. In my region, for example, one must demonstrate training, skills or both in order to be listed on various court-annexed mediation panels.  At...

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Arbitration|International

"Efficiency" in International Arbitration: Last Night's Martini?

Arbitration|International

"Efficiency" in International Arbitration: Last Night's Martini?

During a recent meeting of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, GE Oil & Gas Assistant General Counsel Mike McIlwrath shared some cogent and stimulating -- and personal -- observations on the responsibility that corporate end-users must take for the process of international arbitration.  Soon after...

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Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation|Negotiation|Religion

ABA Teleconference on "Beyond Interest-Based Negotiation"

Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation|Negotiation|Religion

ABA Teleconference on "Beyond Interest-Based Negotiation"

The ADR Committee of the ABA Trial, Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) sponsors a periodic series of telephonic programs on the Psychology of Conflict Resolution.  The programs are organized and moderated by San Francisco mediator Elizabeth Bader, a professional of wide-ranging gifts whose friendship I and many others value...

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Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

UIA Mediation Forum: Interpret or Translate Cross-Cultural Mediations?

Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

UIA Mediation Forum: Interpret or Translate Cross-Cultural Mediations?

The 18th gathering of the World Forum of Mediation Centers was held under the auspices of the Union International des Avocats in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 7-8, 2013.  Mediators and Centers came from the U.S., Canada, Algeria, Iraq, Bahrain, Ireland, France, Czech Republic, Greece, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Lebanon,...

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Conflict Resolution|International|systems design

New Article: "Managing Disputes in a Flat World"

Conflict Resolution|International|systems design

New Article: "Managing Disputes in a Flat World"

Royal Dutch Shell Legal Director Peter Rees and CPR Institute President Kathy Bryan have co-authored a very good article called "How to Manage Disputes in a Flat World."  Much of its appeal lies in its emphasis on management of risk rather than resolution of disputes.  And its premise is compelling: Business...

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Conflict Resolution|International|Negotiation

Chinese Negotiation

Conflict Resolution|International|Negotiation

Chinese Negotiation

The second student paper addresses negotiation in China.  The author, Justin Shain, lived in China for a period.  What makes this paper so appealing is the ease and authority with which various strains of the robust Chinese culture are woven into a clear and useful piece of guidance for the...

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