I am grateful that our community (in this blog, on the listserv, and elsewhere) has been highlighting examples of public apologies (see the SNL apology below, among many other apology-related posts in our archives). I read this tribute to Stan Lee this morning, and thought about how wonderful it is to see public expressions of … Continue reading Showing Appreciation
This weekend, Saturday Night Live delivered a rare apology. Hat tip to Friend of Indisputably, Kelly Browe Olson! Watch
The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution will host a symposium on Friday, November 9th, at the Moritz College of Law, titled Communication in Crisis: Implementing ADR Strategies in Times of Civil Unrest. At the symposium, presenters will analyze the dynamics and challenges that civic and organizational stakeholders confront when disseminating messages to their constituents … Continue reading Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution Hosts Symposium on Communication in Times of Crisis
In light of recent events, we are hosting what we hope to be a great and uplifting program on Tuesday and Wednesday Nov. 6th and 7th. If you happen to be in the southwest, it would be great to have you join us. Announcement is below. The Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center welcomes the Venerable Gelong … Continue reading Arizona State Welcomes Tibetan Lama Gelong Kalsang Rinpoche
I thought that teaching the Kavanaugh hearings in a careful and respectful manner a few weeks ago would be the biggest teaching challenge of the semester. I was wrong. This weekend, as you have all no doubt heard, a gunman with a history of anti-Semitic rants and far too many legally acquired guns in his possession, … Continue reading Heartbroken in Pittsburgh
I recently visited our DR friends and colleagues at Quinnipiac, courtesy of an invitation from Charlie Pillsbury, the co-director of their Center on Dispute Resolution. He invited me to give a talk as part of the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop. Using the patented Stone Soup process of systematically eliciting input from audiences, I tested some … Continue reading How Can Practitioners Help Clients Assess Their Interests and Risks in Litigation?
In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Leigh Thompson (Northwestern) reports on her research around getting women to negotiate “more like men” (that is, competitive and unethical) and men to negotiate “more like women” (that is, empathetic and honest). The article is here. Nothing new here in terms of substantive advice, as Professor Thompson concludes … Continue reading Gender and negotiation – more of the same
A recent New Yorker has a thought-provoking piece on reading Gandhi in the context of the current political moment. For those who are grappling with the complexities of creating meaningful dialogue in the midst of divisions, it is startling to read how prescient Gandhi was about what we face today. Author Pankaj Mishra argues that … Continue reading Reading Gandhi
It’s that time of year when schools report all the cool things they have done in the preceding year. I’m proud to share two issues of the newsletter from Missouri. One issue of the newsletter lists the scholarly work of the senior fellows at our Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. Stacie Strong and … Continue reading Missouri News
I am delighted to post IACM’s call for papers here. This annual conference from the International Association of Conflict Management is a great opportunity to keep up to date on all sorts of interdisciplinary and empirical work from researchers in economics, psychology, business, and public planning. I highly recommend the conference–which is much fun–and this … Continue reading IACM Call for Papers
Over the past year, we have witnessed growing evidence of the massive failures of our legal system to deal properly with a rampant system in which powerful men sexually dominate others, especially women. This post describes the nature, magnitude, and consequences of a long-term history of criminal and civil sexual offenses in the US and … Continue reading How Can We Fix Legal System Failures to Properly Handle Sexual Offenses?
I’m proud to announce Nancy Hardin Rogers’ receipt of the International Academy of Mediators Lifetime Achievement Award. I’ll let IAM’s description speak for itself: Nancy Hardin Rogers’ impact on mediation as we currently know it places her among the living legends of ADR. From her work on the initial drafting of the Uniform Mediation Act … Continue reading Nancy Rogers Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from IAM