Tag Archives: Culture

Conflict Resolution|Teaching

Upcoming Volume on Transforming Justice and Lawyers

Conflict Resolution|Teaching

Upcoming Volume on Transforming Justice and Lawyers

Prof. Marjorie Silver of Touro Law Center has sent me the proofs of a book that she is editing, scheduled to be released in January 2017 by Carolina Academic Press.  Titled Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law, the volume collects brave and insightful essays on the sometimes uncomfortable...

More

Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

Keynote at Asian Mediation Conference

Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

Keynote at Asian Mediation Conference

I was honored to address the 4th Conference of the Asian Mediation Association in Beijing,  held 20-21 October, 2016, as a keynote speaker.  My remarks appear below. * * * What the West Can Learn from Chinese Mediation by Peter Phillips[1] I first visited China almost 15 years ago as a representative of the CPR...

More

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...

More

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...

More

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,...

More

Conflict Resolution|Teaching

David Hoffman Inspires Us Again

Conflict Resolution|Teaching

David Hoffman Inspires Us Again

David Hoffman‘s capacity to lead by inspiration is unparalleled.  When you attend a program or lecture by David, you feel as if he’s talking to you over a table, sharing stuff that matters to him in the hope that it will matter to you, too. David recently gave a TEDx Talk...

More

Conflict Resolution|Mediation

Splendid New "Must-Have" Book on Mediation

Conflict Resolution|Mediation

Splendid New "Must-Have" Book on Mediation

Of all the volumes on mediation -- many of them very good, some of them of great practical value -- few are "must-have" volumes, in my mind.  One "must-have" is Dwight Golann's Mediating Legal Disputes.  It is well-thumbed and as recently as last night I had occasion to pull it...

More