All posts by Andrea Schneider

CFPB–A Poster Child for Regulation

From FOTB Jean Sternlight posted today on the ACSblog: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just issued a new rule prohibiting financial service providers from using forced arbitration to prevent their customers from suing the company in class actions.  While many of us believe this rule is a “great win for consumers,” others are trying … Continue reading CFPB–A Poster Child for Regulation

Israel Reflections 2017–Trust is Optional–Last Blog of the Trip!

Speaker Moty Cristal is always one of the student favorites and, frankly, I never know what he is going to do.  Last time, he led us in an exercise learning about coalitions.  This time, Moty focused on the lessons from his upcoming book chapter in the Negotiator’s Desk Reference regarding negotiation in low-to-no trust environments.  … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–Trust is Optional–Last Blog of the Trip!

Israel Reflections 2017–Race and Diversity

Another new meeting this year was with Oshra Friedman of Tebeka legal services, an organization that provides specialized legal services for the Ethiopian immigrants to Israel.  As we learned on our last trip, Israel has welcomed thousands of immigrants from Ethiopia of Jewish heritage and assimilation into the modern society of Israel can be very challenging.   As we also saw … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–Race and Diversity

Israel Reflections 2017–Treating Terrorists and Other Medical Challenges

One other new visit this year was with Dr. Ofer Merin, a commander of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Medical Field Unit and emergency room doctor at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.   As student Margo Clark notes, his roles often require both flexibility and understand beyond our immediate biases. Dr. Ofer Merin is the Chief of … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–Treating Terrorists and Other Medical Challenges