As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary. It may seem odd that I advocate for more disagreements in a blog named Indisputably. But that’s exactly what I’m doing. Actually, just more good disagreements. Dying Art of Disagreement This post riffs on a column by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, … Continue reading In Praise of (Good) Disagreements
From WFOI Noam Ebner: Friends, I’d like to share the link to a conversation developing on ADRHub, and invite you to join in. Initially a dialog between Bernie Mayer and Gail Bingham, this interaction is developing into an open conversation around a topic that is of deep concern to many of us. Captioned ‘Conflict Intervention … Continue reading Invitation to Join Conversation About Conflict Engagement in a Divided Nation
Sarah, Art, and Andrea organized a series of four sessions at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference two weeks ago. Each session involved discussion of four classic articles in our field written before 2000. This will lead to a book with short commentaries, including some by the authors of the original articles. It … Continue reading Photo Album – SEALS Conference 2017
We want to let you know that we have created a Stone Soup website and listserv. The website collects materials in one place for easy access. The listserv’s goal is to promote communication between people interested in the Stone Soup Project. We have been in touch with a lot of faculty who said that they … Continue reading Stone Soup Website and Listserv
In the last post in this Stone Soup mini-course, I summarized Stewart Macaulay’s classic article using qualitative methods, Noncontractual Relations in Business. This post elaborates. When I was a sociology grad student at Wisconsin, I got a chance to meet Stewart Macaulay, a really charming guy who was on the law school faculty. I remember … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course: More About Macaulay’s Noncontractual Relations in Business Article
The last lesson in the Stone Soup mini-course cautioned about having exaggerated confidence in quantitative research about dispute resolution. This lesson is intended as an antidote to unwarranted skepticism about qualitative research by describing some examples of great qualitative research. Both types of methods are valuable, especially when used in combination. I focus particularly on … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course: Cool Qualitative Research
I know (?) that this sounds like another one of my dumb questions. But since academics and other professionals are in the knowledge business, it’s worth our considering the question, which we will discuss in this installment of the Stone Soup mini-course. We all know that 2+2=4, Google is a search engine, and murder is … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course: What Is Knowledge?
From EFOI Jackie Font-Guzmán: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce a new development for the Program on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NCR) at Creighton University which will enhance our capacity to serve Creighton students, to engage the greater Creighton and Omaha communities and beyond, and to contribute to the field of conflict engagement. The NCR … Continue reading Changes Coming to Creighton