Negotiation

New Podcast – Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program

New Podcast – Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program

The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program at Harvard Law School has released the first episode of their new podcast, Thanks for Listening. Episode One is about politics around the Thanksgiving table and bridging the divide at family gatherings. Wherever you are in the world, navigating political conversations with family members can prove challenging, and an increasingly divided political climate can exacerbate these tensions further. However, there are some useful ways to help to manage these complex situations and to help people better understand the dynamic involved.

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Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Lisa El Imshati

Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Lisa El Imshati

When did you first hear about the CDRC event?

The first time I heard about the CDRC was when I participated at the ICC. I had joined as a member of my university’s elective course of mediation to represent the University of Vienna in Paris. ICC was one of the best experiences and I wanted to help provide this unique feeling to those at CDRC. I was given the opportunity to be a CDRC volunteer and it was one of the best weeks of my life.

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Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Jes Lothman

Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Jes Lothman

When did you first become interested in mediation?

We mediate every day—formally and informally. I have been mediating informally between divorced parents since I was young and I think this laid a foundation for my formal interests throughout the course of my education. In grade school, I volunteered to be a peer mediator and participated in my first mediation training. I can still recall early lessons on how to remain neutral. Later, during law school, I decided to pursue a certificate in ADR. I committed to studying these processes because I believe they can be more effective and efficient than using an adversarial legal system and can foster healthier relationships after a dispute.

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Day 4 Of The CDRC 2018: The Finals

Day 4 Of The CDRC 2018: The Finals

Our fourth and final day here at the CDRC was certainly among the most exciting.

The day began with the semi-finals. To recap, the four negotiator teams and two mediator teams included NALSAR UniversitySingapore Management UniversityMGIMO UniversityNLSU BangaloreSOAS University of London and Marquette University.

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The Importance Of Being Present

The Importance Of Being Present

According to mediator, Catherine Davidson, “to be present is to be in the moment, in the zone […].” She was co-conducting a workshop titled ‘Mediator Presence’ with her colleague Greg Bond at the 2018 Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC) in Vienna. The participants of the workshop, all competitors, were gathering examples of what ‘presence’ contributes to a mediation session. I had snuck in to report on their progress.

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The Third Edition Of The IBA – VIAC Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition

Two years ago, the International Bar Association (IBA), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), and the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) launched the first edition of the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC) Vienna. The inaugural success and the enthusiastic feedback and support for the competition’s new concept quickly caught international attention and led to a second edition in 2016. This past July, we witnessed the third edition of a path towards more consensus building in dispute resolution – and bringing it to the next generation:

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Global Citizenship…Global Pound…Mediation And Mediation Competitions

Global Citizenship…Global Pound…Mediation And Mediation Competitions

This year I have been privileged to attend three wonderful international commercial mediation competitions, in which students from around the world come together with mediators and other professionals to practice negotiation in mediation and mediation itself, and to talk about best mediation practice. These are the International Chamber of Commerce International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris, Lex Infinitum in Goa, and the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition in Vienna. I have taken on different roles at these events, from coaching a team, to mediating with students, to judging students’ performances and giving feedback.

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