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Conflict Resolution / Peacemaking Art Contest

From our friends at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program comes an announcement of an art contest (available at http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/hnmcp/hnmcp/news/2015-hnmcp-art-contest/).  Any original artwork reflecting themes of conflict resolution or peacemaking welcome, with prize money and a place on the walls of Harvard going to the winner. TOTH Sara del Nido.

Israel Reflections 2015–Day Three: Yad Vashem

In one of the more emotional and difficult tours on the trip, we visited Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Museum and home to the International Institute of Holocaust Research. The museum itself houses hours of historical footage, video interviews, and artifacts, including the famous Hall of Names, a memorial dedicated to remembering each and every person killed … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day Three: Yad Vashem

Disgraceful Example of Hard Bargaining in Plea Bargaining

Yesterday the AP reported that prosecutors in Nashville, Tennessee “made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years.” The cases all seemed to involve mistreatment or neglect of children and some involved seriously mentally ill defendants. The article makes it clear that these are just the known … Continue reading Disgraceful Example of Hard Bargaining in Plea Bargaining

Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI

Late in the evening on Sunday, March 8, we met with Gershon Baskin and Riman Barakat. This was our last (official) meeting of a long day involving talks about peace and conflict resolution, and it way it was, as student Kelsey Mader called it, “the perfect way to end.” The rest of Kelsey’s recap follows: … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI

Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University

Even though we were not in the comforts of Marquette University Law School, I had to put the students back a classroom during a few stops on our trip. The first classroom experience came at Hebrew University, in a class led by Professor Avi Kluger, an expert in listening. (and the title of this blog … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University