What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [03.01.11]

Podcast Series Episode #17: Transformative Mediation With Robert A. Baruch Bush

Join host Jeff Thompson and Robert A. Baruch Bush as they discuss Transformative Mediation- the history, its use and applications, as well as the the recently published source book on transformative mediation covering topics and situations where transformative mediation has been used. This includes court, divorce mediation and organizational disputes.

Read more on the book [here] and enjoy listening below:

As you may know, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to eliminate funding for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) for the remainder of the fiscal year as part of a $61 billion package of budget cuts...

USIP was created by Congress in 1984 as a non-partisan effort during the Presidency of Ronald Reagan. It is the only congressionally mandated and funded institution to develop civilian capacity to perform international conflict management and peace-building. USIP is a federally funded independent organization to support the military, the State Department, successive administrations and the international community.

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This week in conflict... February 19th-25th, 2011

Check out Rebecca Sargent's new blog rounding up the global news in conflict [HERE].

Divorce Is Messy- Sometimes Mediation Won't Work

The government's plans to force warring couples to talk fail to take on board the complexity of marital breakdown.

The law has a lot to answer for when it comes to divorce. Until judicial divorce was introduced in 1857, ecclesiastical courts presided over marriage breakdowns to the detriment of women: a woman's property became her husband's, and he could lock her up, beat her, and deny her access to her children. A married woman was legally equivalent to lunatics, outlaws and minors...

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