From FOI Alyson Carrel: The ABA’s Dispute Resolution Section is now accepting proposals for their annual spring conference, April 7-9, 2016 in New York City. The planning committee has expanded the RFP process to be more inclusive and responsive to their diverse membership and attendees. You can now submit proposals for traditional educational programs as … Continue reading Call for Proposals: ABA DR Annual Meeting 2016
Transnational Dispute Management and ArbitralWomen have co-published a special issue called “Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration.” The special issue features authors from around the globe placing the arbitration community under a microscope and analyzing critically what they find. The articles explore whether we can do things better with diversity, how diversity will improve the … Continue reading Dealing with diversity in international arbitration
Should euthanasia be available to those who are not terminally ill, on the basis of self-determination? Fascinating article in the June 22 New Yorker, here, describing non-terminal euthanasia in Belgium. As we know, self-determination is a core principle of mediation and one of the pillars of conflict resolution practice. Self-determination is integral to what Carrie … Continue reading Tired of life
A financially struggling middle-class family receives a briefcase with $100K and must make a decision: keep the money; share the money with another struggling family; or give all the money away to that other struggling family. Before making this decision, they have an opportunity to learn more about the other struggling family. They have 72 … Continue reading New show: The Briefcase
From Inside Higher Ed, the story here of UT Austin’s new president negotiating for less compensation than he was offered. After being offered $1M plus perks for the post, “Fenves negotiated the offer down to $750,000 a year, plus $50,000 in deferred pay. He also asked for a smaller potential bonus, down from 12 percent … Continue reading Negotiating for less
Let me announce two more newly tenured colleagues: Cynthia Alkon and Noam Ebner! I am so grateful to have them as my friends and cohort — I am so grateful to work in this incredible, supportive community.
I caught up with Rich Birke at the ABA conference last week. He told me that he has resigned his professorship at Willamette to become the Executive Director of the JAMS Institute, effective fall of this year. It’s very exciting because Rich has a lot of innovative ideas around training and technology that are a … Continue reading Richard Birke to JAMS
From the New York Times, a remarkable short video here about an Iranian woman who was doused with acid by a rejected suitor and then won the right to blind him as he blinded her. I can’t put into words how this video made me feel (at least, not right at this moment). FYI, to … Continue reading Eye for an eye