Parties may have different standards of rightness and goodness and give fundamentally different answers to serious moral questions.
This project is designed to engage younger people in our field and the Section. If you see them at the conference, please introduce yourself and make them feel welcome. You will be able to recognize them as they will have special ribbons on their nametags
Some maintain that justice stems from God’s will or command, while others believe that justice is inherent in nature itself. Still others believe that justice consists of rules common to all humanity that emerge out of some sort of consensus.
Disputes are generally considered to be disagreements that involve negotiable interests. Such issues can be settled through negotiation, mediation, or adjudication. They are generally short-term and, given the right process, lend themselves to the development of mutually satisfactory solutions.
Most people probably do not recognize a distinct difference between the terms “conflict” and “dispute.” However, many conflict scholars do draw a distinction between the two terms. As is unfortunately common in this field, different scholars define the terms in different ways, leading to confusion.
Should peace be built from the top down, or from the bottom up? What roles should the different actors play? John Paul Lederach has answered this question with a diagram…a “peacebuilding pyramid.”
Stone Soup: Student Papers from Gely’s Negotiation, Simcox’s trust & Estates, and Dauber’s Evidence Courses
This post provides sample papers to give faculty ideas about what you might assign your classes in the future and provide papers you might suggest as models to your students. You also might just enjoy reading them as stories.
Stone Soup Assessments: Farkas Arbitration, Tetunic Clinic, and Fowler, Keet & Baerg, and Newman & Roger Negotiation Courses
Many colleagues wish they had students do these assignments earlier in the semester and discuss them in class. Brian Farkas really did this. He had his students interview arbitrators right after the first class and then discuss it in class soon afterward.
I think that one of the best questions is about the problems that participants experience in their work. This is a great question to ask at the beginning of a program because it can help presenters relate the material throughout the event to participants’ own experiences.
In a fitting ending to a post about high courts, our nation’s highest court has agreed to decide a new arbitration case. The case, New Prime Inc. v . Oliveira, comes from the 1st Circuit and raises two questions: whether a court or arbitrator should decide if an exemption to the FAA applies; and whether the FAA’s exemption (in Section 1) includes independent contractors.
“Capacity building, capacity development, empowerment and strengthening-all describe an increase in the ability of a social organization to achieve the goals that are set by that organization.”