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Conflict Resolution at School & on the Playground


Children find themselves in precarious situations that often lead to escalated conflict with their peers. Conflicts arise in the classroom, lunchroom, library, school bus, playground, while standing in line, and any place where kids gather. During adolescence into the developing stages of puberty, many children act out their emotions in the form of teasing, gossip, [...]

Conflict Resolution at School & on the Playground2022-07-25T13:41:53-04:00

Reflections on Negotiation


Two opening observations: First, why this subject, negotiation, for this gathering?  Its importance for thinking about future career plans?  Sure, that’s so, very specifically so, and seemingly obvious (salary, benefits, lab space, childcare options, career trajectories, support services….all these things matter, of course) but how do you go about securing what you want, how do those [...]

Reflections on Negotiation2022-03-23T09:04:05-04:00

Conflict Resolution: How It Can Be Applied To Planning Issues


Conflict resolution is being used with increasing frequency to supplement, and, in some cases, supplant traditional decision-making processes at all levels of government. By emphasizing process over partisanship, conflict resolution has enabled advocates of seemingly irreconcilable political views and conflicting agendas to develop policy and legislation. Agreements have been reached on broad issues such as [...]

Conflict Resolution: How It Can Be Applied To Planning Issues2022-03-23T11:44:19-04:00

Conflict Resolution and “Restorative Justice”


The field of conflict resolution embraces a range of “restorative justice” practices, and, as interest grows, it is valuable to understand some of its roots and, particularly, the value placed on restorative practices in cooperative, small societies. National Academy Anthropologist Polly Weissner, a member of Rutgers’ CIG@R’s collaboration with Arizona State University, has published a [...]

Conflict Resolution and “Restorative Justice”2022-03-23T11:51:31-04:00

When Conflicts Occur Try Student Mediation


by Linda Stamato The recent outbreaks of violent conflict at Morristown High School raise a number of concerns and issues for the school community. Not the least among them is finding ways to deal effectively with the differences that lead to destructive behavior. A major barrier can often be the very limited set of responses [...]

When Conflicts Occur Try Student Mediation2022-03-23T12:28:05-04:00

CIT Training for Conflict Resolution


Conflict resolution has been finding several solid ‘homes’ in the last several years.  Here is one example provided by Rosalyn Metzger, a lawyer and mediator, who supports and participates in a program, CIT, that teaches police officers, hospital screeners, and others, advocates included, how to respond to members of the public who are in crisis. What [...]

CIT Training for Conflict Resolution2022-03-23T14:49:38-04:00

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution


For nearly forty years, George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution has been a leading figure in the field of peace and conflict studies. On July 1, 2020, it will start the next chapter in its leadership with the adoption of a new name: the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict [...]

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution2022-03-24T13:08:01-04:00

The Role of Communities in Resolving Disputes


These two articles, on this page and the next, explore the persistent, divisive national problem that has taken on greater significance with the recent eruption of racial conflicts: the pressing need for “serious investments in conflict resolution in our communities”. Both stress the increasingly crucial role of local communities in creating “spaces” to bring people [...]

The Role of Communities in Resolving Disputes2022-03-23T15:24:09-04:00

My Conscience Was Not Quiet


The conflict resolution field includes work on apology, on reconciliation, on building societies following violent civil strife.  This article in the New York Times Magazine, examines the faces and listens to the voices of people in Rwanda, twenty years after the country’s genocide, a small collection of those commissioned by Creative Court, an arts organization based in the Hague. [...]

My Conscience Was Not Quiet2022-03-24T08:40:26-04:00

Mediation of Asbestos Legislation


A major development, concerning the management of negotiations to create a trust fund to compensate people made sick by asbestos exposure, brings mediation to the national legislative process. Unable to agree on the terms for creating the trust fund, U.S. Senate leaders have agreed to enter mediation. A federal judge, Judge Edward Becker of the [...]

Mediation of Asbestos Legislation2022-03-24T10:28:21-04:00
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