This week’s Torah portion is about the story of Jacob and Esau–not the best brothers to each other as we know. And, from Charlie Pillsbury, we have the lessons from how the two finally reconcile. In addition, this week our MU students are heading up to Green Bay maximum security prison as part of our restorative justice … Continue reading Jacob’s reconciliation with Esau: a sacred story of restorative justice
Hi all–back from soggy Texas and the Works in Progress conference. I hope to post several of the papers that were presented (nudge to others to send me!) and am delighted to start with Lauren Newell’s paper on Rebooting Empathy for the Digital Generation. This is the continuation of her work that she started in … Continue reading Teaching to the Digital Generation
The Washington Post (and other news media) reported on Tuesday that Jennifer Lawrence is speaking out about the wage gap she discovered after the Sony hacked emails were leaked…and is done worrying about being likeable. As the Post outlined: After hackers leaked thousands of e-mails from Sony Pictures bigwigs last year, Jennifer Lawrence, arguably America’s most marketable actress, … Continue reading Likeability v. Competence…as told by Jennifer Lawrence
The Pope, a rabbi and an imam…sounds like the beginning of a very funny joke but last week was a reality. As you likely know, last Friday the Pope hosted an interfaith prayer gathering at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. This was trailblazing and I’ve linked to the video here for those you who have … Continue reading Our Peacebuilding Pope
In light of the ongoing debate about the fairness of investor state arbitration (see my earlier blog post here), the European Commission has now proposed a new investor state court to replace the arbitrations under ICSID and UNCITRAL. (See the whole article here.) The court would operate apparently like the WTO with both a lower court … Continue reading Investor State Trade Court?
Last week’s New York Times had a great article illustrating the reality of how people use data to walk up the ladder of inference to make their argument. In an article about the Iran deal, the writers explained how both Dick Cheney and Hilary Clinton were using different parts of the story–different data–to reach their desired conclusion. To hear Dick … Continue reading The Ladder of Inference Applied to Iran
Hi all–just a quick follow up to circle back on my proposal to have my 70 students negotiate the parameters of their ADR class. I posted here on that proposal (and have written here about the idea). So…drumroll please…it was great! They all negotiated and the group reached agreement. Here are the benefits I’ve seen … Continue reading Yes, Make them Negotiate
As we kick off the school year (and the election cycle), I thought these two blog posts (1-5 and 6-10) were quite interesting. Here are the top 10 things that public officials do that erode the public trust in them courtesy of the Blog for Building Dialogue. And do note the lovely shout out to the Marquette Law Poll as … Continue reading Public Officials and Trust