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CNN commentator, Fareed Zakaria, in a recent column , described the political polarization in the USA in terms of the interactional crisis between the parties. He points out that policy differences have been even greater in the past, but currently the conflict is characterized by historically high mutual demonization  He focuses on the idea that the […]

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A few days ago, The New York Times published an article that mentioned transformative mediation, Baruch Bush, and Joe Folger.  While it’s great to see any mention of those three subjects in that publication, it’s a shame that the article perpetuates some misconceptions about transformative mediation.  I submitted a shortened version of the following as a […]

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Tom Wahlrab, a fellow and board member of the ISCT, and the former director of the Dayton Mediation Center, has lived his life according to relational values.  For the past 30-some years, he has focused his efforts on supporting transformation of the interactions among the people of Dayton, Ohio.  This is part 2 of 3 […]

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Tom Wahlrab, a fellow and board member of the ISCT,  and the former director of the Dayton Mediation Center, has lived his life according to relational values.  For the past 30-some years, he has focused his efforts on supporting transformation of the interactions among the people of Dayton, Ohio.  The next 3 posts contain the […]

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You have the rare opportunity on June 21st to hear a highly sophisticated conversation about mediation in cases where there’s been a history of domestic violence. Jody Miller, founder of “The Domestic Violence and Mediation Safety Project”, Maritza Garcia domestic violence victim advocate,and John Tolliver, mediator ,will discuss the project.  Kristine Paranica will moderate.  Here’s what Kristine […]

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When discussing different forms of conflict intervention, the various processes are sometimes listed in order of increasing party control.  Here is a typical way of listing the best-known interventions: adjudication binding arbitration non-binding arbitration med-arb arb-med evaluative mediation facilitative mediation negotiation Often adjudication, that is, a judge making a decision, is listed as the approach […]

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It’s entirely understandable that retired judges and experienced litigators would want to work as mediators. In their work, they’ve seen how expensive, exhausting and frustrating lawsuits were for litigants. When they’ve finished serving as judges or litigators, they are motivated to do something for litigants that feels more helpful. Unfortunately, their experience makes them especially […]

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