All posts by Cynthia Alkon

Talking with angry relatives and friends over the holidays

The NY Times has an interactive piece to help us all have difficult conversations about politics over our  holiday tables.  Read Here The piece gives you multiple choice options of how to respond to your angry Uncle Bot in a political conversation. The first choice is choosing whether Uncle Bot is an angry liberal or … Continue reading Talking with angry relatives and friends over the holidays

Shining a Light on Dispute Resolution: Transparency, Metrics and Empirical Research

From my dear colleague and FOI, Professor Nancy Welsh, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at Texas A&M: Texas A&M Law’s Dispute Resolution Program is very pleased to invite you to our annual symposium: Shining a Light on Dispute Resolution: Transparency, Metrics and Empirical Research. It will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018, with … Continue reading Shining a Light on Dispute Resolution: Transparency, Metrics and Empirical Research

“It’s called ‘flipping’ and it almost ought to be illegal”

President Trump said this in response to the plea bargain of his former lawyer, Michael Cohen. However, Michael Cohen did not, in fact, “flip.” Cohen’s plea deal is not conditioned on him giving any evidence in a future or concurrent prosecution. Michael Cohen did plead guilty in federal court to eight counts including tax fraud, … Continue reading “It’s called ‘flipping’ and it almost ought to be illegal”

Natural Disasters, Stakeholder Engagement and Dispute Resolution

The following notice about our upcoming conference at Texas A&M is from  my wonderful colleague, and FOI, Nancy Welsh: Dear Colleagues, On Friday, April 13, 2018, Texas A&M University School of Law will hold a conference entitled Natural Disasters, Stakeholder Engagement and Dispute Resolution. The conference will address how dispute resolution and collaborative processes can … Continue reading Natural Disasters, Stakeholder Engagement and Dispute Resolution

DR Faculty Seminar in Israel–The Israeli Supreme Court

During our last day in Israel we visited the Israeli Supreme Court. The building was built in 1992, and, as with all national institutions in Israel, it is located in West Jerusalem. The building was intended to combine both old and new and indoors and outdoors. This means there is Jerusalem stone throughout the building, … Continue reading DR Faculty Seminar in Israel–The Israeli Supreme Court