originally posted at Enjoy Mediation
7 Elements of Negotiation
Part 1: Interests
We all know that everyone negotiates. We all know that we have been negotiating since we were babies, the difference now compared to then is that as a baby, our method of negotiating was crying whereas hopefully now we have a few more tools in our… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on March 16, 2009 at 9:00am —
Originally posted at Enjoy Mediation
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Benefits of Disagreeing
Hey- everyone's favorite other-Jeff-really-Geoff-mediator-blogger Geoff Sharpe is quoted throughout an article with the above title. Btw, his great blog, Mediator Blah Blah, is over [here].
Some tidbits from the article:
"There's quite a bit of debate among mediators globally… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on March 15, 2009 at 8:32am —
Added by IslandGuru on March 15, 2009 at 6:54am —
Speech by Former Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer
"What is happening in America regarding Children's Protective Services
is a Criminal Political phenomenon, and it must be brought to an end".
Tags: abuse, child, civil, constitutional, criminal, discrimination, domestic, equality, human, injustice
Added by Teardrops*for*katelynn on March 14, 2009 at 2:46pm —
Posted originally at Enjoy Mediation
Treat All Negotiators As Your Equal
Why? Well, firstly because treating others like enemies is for violent conflict and that is what we are trying to avoid with a negotiation/mediation, right? Treating the other person(s) like your equal has many advantages. One is as the mediator, if you are trying to show your… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on March 13, 2009 at 8:03am —
Added by IslandGuru on March 13, 2009 at 7:28am —
By Matt Crook DILI, Mar 13 (IPS) - East Timor President José Ramos-Horta’s comments that he may pardon those charged with last year’s firearm attacks on his person, and that of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão, have alarmed observers who say that the credibility of the young country's legal system is at stake.
The President spent several weeks in hospital in Darwin after being shot twice in the attacks on Feb. 11, 2008.
On Feb. 27, this year, the public prosecutor filed a… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on March 13, 2009 at 4:56am —
Added by IslandGuru on March 12, 2009 at 7:25am —
I finished the course requirement for my M.A in Peace and Conflict Studies at the E.P.U, Stadtschlaining; Austria in August 2008. I've been struggling with my thesis for a while now and have finally gotten organised and have been thinking about readers, statements and have even started writing a draft version (really, a very rough draft!).
It's difficult to work on your thesis and hold down a full-time job at the same time. My sympathies to everyone who has… Continue
Added by Rishita Nandagiri on March 12, 2009 at 7:00am —
Today's Mobile Post
(it means I sent this via my mobile phone!)
Never underestimate the power of taking a break.
A good negotiator trys to never makes a quick decision. Being well prepared allows you to explore all possible options, tactics and offers that may arise.
That said, the unexpected will (and can) come up. Instead of reacting, the better option is responding. Sometimes you… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on March 11, 2009 at 11:40am —
Madrid, March 2-6, 2009
Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies,
Within the framework of the social, political and institutional reconstruction of Iraq, the re-definition of the role played by civil society as a key actor in the peace-building process is a crucial element towards the stability of a country that, in the last years, has witnessed how violence has replaced dialogue and peaceful coexistence. At the same time, the increasing sectarian violence and the ongoing… Continue
Added by Ala Ali on March 11, 2009 at 4:37am —
Internal conflicts entail large asset losses for certain segments in the civilian population. Asset losses may compromise the future welfare of households, thus leaving a legacy of structural poverty that is difficult to overcome.
A new paper published by MICROCON
analyzes how asset losses occur during internal conflicts and the process of asset accumulation following the initial shock. To do this, we concentrate… Continue
Added by John Spall on March 10, 2009 at 1:15pm —
"I will remain committed to non-violence to my dying day."
-His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.
I will keep today's post as short as possible to let the quote (hopefully) have as great of an impact as possible, especially given today's significant anniversary.
Originally posted 03.10.09 at… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on March 10, 2009 at 8:00am —
Member's note: This is a column I wrote in December 2008, and published in The Manila Times.
By Nora O. Gamolo
Defending human rights defenders
December 10 is Human Rights Day, and every December is marked by a month-long series of activities to celebrate these rights whose denial also means losing your basic humanity.
This year is doubly auspicious, being the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the… Continue
Added by Nora O. Gamolo on March 10, 2009 at 4:32am —
UNA TORTUGA LLAMADA LIBERTAD
DEDICADO A TODOS USTEDES: EMIGRANTES DEL MUNDO
José Luis Jiménez
(Los hechos ocurridos en esta historia son completamente reales y pueden ser comprobados en los registros de las instituciones mencionadas; las horas no son exactas ya que no tenía acceso a relojes, durante el relato trato de hacer el mejor estimado del tiempo)
I. EL ARRESTO (5:00 P.M. Miércoles 25 de Febrero de 2009)
Son las 4:45 y voy saliendo de… Continue
Added by J. Luis Jimenez on March 10, 2009 at 12:00am —
INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP - NEW MEDIA RELEASE
Conflict Risk Alert: Sri Lanka
The humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka’s northern Wanni region is rapidly becoming a catastrophe. An estimated 150,000 civilians are trapped in an ever shrinking space, forcibly held back by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and exposed to indiscriminate attacks by the Sri Lankan military. Thousands have already been killed and many more wounded, and tens of thousands are facing death or… Continue
Added by sureshi jayawardene on March 9, 2009 at 3:31pm —
Live Seminar on International Humanitarian Law
Closing Guantánamo: Legal and Policy Debates
Monday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. (EST)
Click Here to Register
Since President Obama signed an executive order calling for the closure of the U.S. detention facilities in Guantánamo Bay, the public debate has shifted… Continue
Added by James Brockman on March 9, 2009 at 11:00am —
Originally posted on 03.09.09 at Enjoy Mediation
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Mediators Flourishing in Tough Economy
A weak economy and dwindling personal finances have impacted when and how married couples get a divorce in the Charlottesville area.
Local mediation groups and lawyers have reported changes in how often couples seek mediation to draft a separation agreement and how long… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on March 9, 2009 at 8:00am —
I would like to thank you, for inviting me to Chatham House. I am extremely delighted to be here with you this afternoon, to speak about the issue of recognition of Somaliland among others.
I would like to emphasis the success story of Somaliland which by and large the international community failed to recognize a success story that is basically considered as a miracle achievement attained by Somalilanders, without tangible assistance.
Over the… Continue
Added by Mohamed H. Osman on March 7, 2009 at 4:00pm —
March 3, 2009
Either today or tomorrow Urtak will collect its millionth response. Collaborative public opinion is a reality. Our next step - one billion!
Top 5 - The economy
The world economy is in depression. This will affect everyone, and it has already changed the way we see the world. Words like nationalization and socialism, so far out of the mainstream just one year ago, can now be heard every day in the mass media.
The Urtak population, a… Continue
Added by Rocky on March 7, 2009 at 3:08pm —