This Week In Mediation

Aled Davies

Aled Davies
Founder Mediator Academy

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Mediation News - This Week In Mediation Episode 9

Posted by Aled Davies on 26-Jan-2017 05:13:00

In this week's episode of This Week In Mediation, presented by Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies we look at the 7 biggest global trends in Mediation coming up in 2017.

It's Family Mediation Week in the UK this week so we have a number of stroies that follow the theme of family mediation but not all in the UK. We also have a special guest on the show this week; Philippa Johnson is an experienced family mediator and also vice-chair of the Family Mediators Association. We hear from Philippa about the special focus this year on the child in family mediation.

We bounce across to Singapore and staying on the theme of family and divorce mediation we look at some disruptive technology emerging in the US in the form of the Centre for Out of Court Divorce.

All this and more from the Mediation news room in London.

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Mediation News - This Week In Mediation Episode 8

Posted by Aled Davies on 21-Dec-2016 11:20:47

In this week's special Christmas episode of This Week In Mediation, presented by Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies we look at the 5 biggest global trends in mediation during 2016.

We also have a special guest on the show this week; Professor Michelle LeBaron is an expert in conflict resolution from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Michelle recently hosted a mediation gathering in Dublin which looked at conflicts with religious dimensions.

We then head across the pond and consider an innovative mediation initiative in the context of US tax disputes, where the IRS has given the go ahead for a fast-track mediation service. 

All this and more from the Mediation news room in London.

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Mediation News - This Week In Mediation - Episode 7

Posted by Aled Davies on 07-Dec-2016 10:51:09

In this week's Mediation news, presented by Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies, we report from Edinburgh at Mediate 2016 - the Scottish Mediation Network's Annual conference. We learn about a different kind of community mediation in a global village with the World Bank Group urging India and Pakistan to mediate over a water dispute. From the Indian sub-continent we travel to Somalia and look at the role of mediation in political dialogue. Our final destination is  Australia where we learn about the role of mediation to assist victims of historical institutional sexual and physical abuse, a topics that's hit the news very recently in the UK. These are the main stories but tune in for lots more in the world of mediation.

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Mediation News - This Week In Mediation - Episode 6

Posted by Aled Davies on 27-Nov-2016 15:23:22

In this week's video episode of This Week In Mediation, presented by Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies, we report from the 6th Paris biennial on negotiation. We debate the future of the opening session and joint sessions and we look at a new form of mediation sweeping the globe. All this and much more in the mediation news this week.

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Mediation News - This Week In Mediation - Episode 5

Posted by Aled Davies on 15-Nov-2016 15:12:21

In this week's video episode of This Week In Mediation, presented by Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies, we report from the Kremlin where the Justice, Mediation and Social Justice Conference is taking place. We hear directly from Professor Tsisana Shamlikashvili, organiser of the conference, as she describes the drivers for the conference and reflects on the highlights. We also here directly from Mr Vladimir Pligin former legislator and Chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation was instrumental in the passing of the mediation law in Russia. Staying in that region we hear about proposed legislative amendments to simplify mediation and arbitration procedures in the Ukraine.

We then move to the land of clogs and windmills and examine some regulatory activity  taking place in the Netherlands which have been met with mixed reactions. 

We then travel further West across the pond to hear about president-elect Trump's ambitions to broker peace between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir dispute but not before he sits on the other side of the mediation table as a party in one of his many disputes.

For our final piece of mediation news we here about a heart-warming project called Roma Health Mediation that helps a disenfrachised segment of Bulgarian society engage productively in dialogue with a real impact on health and well being of members of the Roma community in that region.

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Mediation News - This Week In Mediation - Episode 4

Posted by Aled Davies on 08-Nov-2016 14:33:54

In this week's episode of This Week In Mediation, presented by Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies, we learn about Bundesverband Mediation - the National Mediation Association of Germany and highlights from their annual congress in Dresden. We look at new and emerging mediation models. The conference also focused on the role of mediation in relation to political themes such as migration and integration. One interesting initiative that is proving to be very successful involves enrolling members of the migrant community on a one and  half year mediation training programme. Discover why it's such a successful initiative and how they increase engagement in the mediation process.

For our final piece of mediation news we travel across the pond to analyse a decision from the Appeal Court of Massachusetts which held that mediation remains confidential even if the parties have been up to all sorts of shenanigans!  All this and more coming up in the show.

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Mediation News - This Week In Mediation - Episode 3

Posted by Aled Davies on 01-Nov-2016 12:52:17

In this week's episode of This Week In Mediation, presented by Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies, we learn about the proposed use of mediation to bridge secular and religious divide in Malaysia and explore other opportunities for using mediation to address domestic political tensions. We discuss the future of research in international mediation and 7 research gaps that were identified during an International Coneference on Mediation in Basel, Switzerland. One area of particular interest is the shift of focus away from mediators onto conflict parties; a theme that seems to be emerging in other mediation spheres featuring on previou episodes of This Week in Mediation .

We take a look at Cyberweek, the annual event taking place on the web focused on developments in online dispute resolution (ODR). Special guest, professor Noam Ebner tells us more about Cyberweek; the big ideas and hot innovations coming down the pipeline. There's an update on the United Nation's procedural rules for ODR and the European Comission's ODR Regulation and the ODR platform that was launched earlier in the year.

Continuing on the theme of innovation in mediation, we end the show looking at 'mood sweaters' and the practical application of bio-feedback fabric technology to measure emotions in mediation and of course our big question of the week to you, our audience. All this and more coming up in the show.

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Mediation News - This Week In Mediation - Episode 2

Posted by Aled Davies on 26-Oct-2016 06:26:00

In this week's episode of This Week In Mediation, presented by Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies, we learn how the Global Pound Conference (GPC) is sweeping through the world gathering up the views of stakeholders right across the ADR community. We talk to the chair of the GPC, Michael McIlwrath to understand the aims of the GPC series and what we can expect to learn from this mega research project.

We take a look at the world of Medical Mediation and also a recent case from the Court of Appeal that is highly relevant to the issue of confidentiality in mediation. We then take a trip down under and explore the world of Aussie rules football and trade mediation, rounding things off with a feel-good story of mediation at the breakfast table and our big question of the week to you, our audience. All this and more coming up in the show.

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Mediation News - This Week In Mediation - Episode 1

Posted by Aled Davies on 20-Oct-2016 11:04:23

In the first broadcast of This Week In Mediation, presented by Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies, we look at a round up of events that took place during Mediation Awareness Week in the UK and Ireland. We talk to the President of the MII to get the inside track on the draft Mediation Bill as well as the new German Mediation Accreditation Regulation.

Also on the show we examine a case from the Indian High Court on whether criminal cases are suitable for mediation. As the conflict in Syria continues to escalate we look at the role of mediation and negotiation in reaching peace agreements and what mediators can learn from these processes to improve their own mediation practice. All this and more coming up in this week's show.

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Topics: Mediation News

 

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