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  • ACR-GNY - Med-Arb Is Here to Stay: Why Not Learn About It?
    is enforceable under the New York Convention Program Outline Defining Med Arb An ADR process with various possible permutations including Arb Med but most typically utilizing one neutral who commences with mediation but is empowered to follow with arbitration if it becomes necessary to resolve unsettled dispute issues Med Arb s History It is sometimes described as a relatively new ADR process because it was named Med Arb for the first time in the 1970 s However use of this mix of mediation and arbitration can be traced back to at least ancient Greece and it continues to be widely used in many parts of the world Med Arb was extensively used in the US starting with the Quakers and was particularly favorably regarded for resolving labor disputes in World War II It became quite controversial however and fell out of favor among many ADR practitioners at about the time of the mediation explosion of the 1980 s and remains controversial even now Enthusiastically praised by proponents as incorporating the best of both worlds and still decried by many critics as embodying an irreconcilable combination it has undeniably been experiencing a significant upsurge in its use and popularity in the past few years with particular attention most recently being devoted to its use in international disputes The Pros and Cons of Med Arb The increasing acceptance and more widespread use of Med Arb may render the frequently passionate debates that used to take place as to whether it should ever be utilized less relevant But the same pros and cons continue to be rehashed in most articles and programs dealing with it So we will at least briefly follow suit here Why Med Arb Has Grown in Popularity and Acceptance Growing awareness of how prolonged and costly arbitration alone can

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-283182 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - TOWARDS A MORE PERFECT UNION
    one of the most enlightened social contracts known to man however selectively applied the United Stated Constitution yet committing genocide against native peoples and enslaving Africans is the meta paradox Central to the process was the creation of racism and policy enactment of an anti social contract The anti social contract is an unwritten unspoken and unofficial agreement between the US ruling elites and the remainder of the white ethny to maintain the minorities particularly the African and Native American minorities in a position inferior to that of the white According to Kly 1989 Ignoring the existence of African s enslavement in the constitution signaled the acceptability of certain popular notions that had already taken root that culture values history needs and input of the Native and African Americans were worthless Kly 1989 Without an historical perspective solutions like cultural competency and diversity initiatives as currently used appear woefully inadequate and ill conceived This talk will track some of the salient concepts in understanding the conflict methodologies used in undoing racism as espoused by the People s Institute for Survival and Beyond and communicate efforts to use human rights principles conventions and covenants to create the illusive More Perfect Union ONAJE MUID M S W C A S A C L M H C F D L C Onaje Muid a human rights activist and human service provider has worked to resolve one of the fundamental conflicts in America the egregious human violations of enslaved Africans in America and their repair remedy and rehabilitation He entered the field of conflict resolution under the Dinkins administration when he was selected to serve on the City Wide Community Conflict Resolution Team He is the former NGO United Nations representative for the International Human Rights Association for American Minorities IHRAAM former co chair

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-266655 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Increasing Public Awareness of Mediation
    process you are passionate about is essentially unknown to the general public Do you want to do something about it Think of creating revolutionary change in public perception think of breaking barriers think Open Space This month ACR GNY is sponsoring a member only Open Space event exploring how public awareness of mediation can be increased Raising awareness will likely lead to more mediation of all kinds including community court annexed commercial workplace family elder and healthcare What is Open Space Open Space Technology elicits ideas and action steps by tapping the power of group dynamics through focus on a specific purpose Without a formal agenda but remaining within the parameters of the overall theme the unique process encourages the free expression of ideas allowing the discovery of new directions goals and pathways Participants may choose to discuss and brainstorm topics sub topics and follow up actions in small groups using the Law of Two Feet if you are neither learning from nor contributing to a group you are welcome to use your two feet and move to another group According to Harrison Owen the founder of the Open Space concept it works to produce breakthrough ideas because it relies on the participants innate creativity and ability to self organize T he ses sion will be facilitated by Scott Gassman assisted by Shelli Kanet Scott is a mediator facilitator and trainer who through his company IdeaJuice consults with corporate and non profit clients He teaches in the Change Management Graduate program at Milano the New School for Management and Urban Policy Shelli is a mediator in private practice in the areas of divorce child custody community and civil cases She has facilitated programs to increase productivity resolve group conflict and support productive business integration NOTE The Event will conclude at

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-235546 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Conflict Resolution within a Chaotic Reality
    in order to attend Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College present the Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast CONFLICT RESOLUTION WITHIN A CHAOTIC REALITY Conflict resolution methods approaches and tools which have been developed since the 1970 s need to be modified for the world in which we live today a world where the reality and data are changing within nanoseconds Conflict management and resolution are influenced today by the flat world theory and by the idea that the world itself is getting smaller through globalization Michael Tsur s background and experience in the Middle East which has involved multiple challenges of crises and conflicts has shown him that the tools and approaches used for conflict resolution are suitable to many other locations and disciplines throughout the world In this presentation Tsur will share some new concepts and approaches that can assist us with conflict resolution and management in the chaotic reality we all experience Michael Tsur is the founder and director of the first center for mediation and conflict resolution in Israel He was also a partner in the establishment of the National Center

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-249146 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Understanding and Addressing Humiliation
    equality in dignity for all is historically rather recent and represents a profound shift in the ways humiliation is being defined and felt To give a particularly stark example for practitioners in the field of conflict resolution it is crucial to have a deep understanding of how a person feels who defends humiliated family honor with so called honor killing and why another person is appalled and convinced that honor killing represents a case of double humiliation As path out of this conundrum Lindner advocates the principle of unity in diversity the Gandhi way of respecting but not appeasing and the Mandela way of understanding but not condoning Evelin Lindner is a transdisciplinary social scientist and humanist covering a range from neuroscience to political science and philosophy She holds two Ph D s one in medicine and the other in psychology She is the Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies a global network of academics and practitioners HumanDHS www humiliationstudies org and a professor at the upcoming World Dignity University Lindner lives and teaches globally affiliated among others with Columbia University in New York the University of Oslo Norway and the Maison des Sciences de l Homme in Paris In 1996 she designed her doctoral research project on the concept of humiliation and its role in war and genocide German history served as starting point It is often assumed that the humiliation of the Germans through the Versailles Treaties after World War I was partly responsible for World War II and the Holocaust It seemed therefore important to understand the nature of humiliation and how it is related to the occurrence of war and mass violence From 1997 2001 Lindner carried out this research interviewing over 200 people who were either implicated in or knowledgeable about the mass

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-235700 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - The Colors of War
    8 00 AM 9 59 AM Location John Jay College of Criminal Justice 899 Tenth Avenue at West 59th Street Room 610 NYC Registered 31 registrants Registration Public Free The event is free and open to anyone interested in the topic Please register in order to attend Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College present the Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast THE COLORS OF WAR Terry Rosenberg Terry Rosenberg will briefly discuss content and intentions of his traveling exhibition Colors of War with a slide show of the 100 digital paintings Conversation will then open to all participants Colors of War focuses on two primary issues the underlying nature of interpretation how visual cues gesture words and meaning can be interpreted in various ways and the variety of conflicts in the world experienced collectively from an alternate point of view Terry Rosenberg explores the physical metaphysical psychological and sociological aspects of the human condition through his paintings sculptures and drawings His work has exhibited widely in the US and abroad and is included in numerous museum collections such as Brooklyn Museum Smithsonian American Art Museum

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-225661 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Fall Networking & Noshing
    Fall Networking Noshing When Thu October 14 2010 6 30 PM 9 00 PM Location John Jay College of Criminal Justice 899 Tenth Avenue at West 59th Street Room 630 NYC Registered 54 registrants Registration Members Free Non members 10 00 USD Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York presents an evening of networking and noshing ACR GNY would like to welcome you back from

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-208566 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - What Can We Do, in a Polarized World, to Restore Civil Dialogue?
    social problems Chloe who joined the Interfaith Center in 2007 is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York From 2000 2003 she founded and directed the Cathedral Forums on Religion and Public Life at The Cathedral of St John the Divine Following 9 11 2001 she worked on an interfaith initiative to rebuild a mosque in Afghanistan destroyed by U S bombs Chloe is the author of The Close A Young Woman s First Year at Seminary Basic Books 2000 with chapter contributions to What Can One Person Do Faith to Heal a Broken World Church Publishing 2005 and Challenging the Christian Right From the Heart of the Gospel Beacon Press 2006 FRANK FREDERICKS founded World Faith in 2006 An interfaith social action organization World Faith mobilizes religiously diverse young adults to participate in service learning projects engage in interfaith dialogue through action and utilize the media to counter religious extremism and to demonstrate how religion can inform work for unity and peace rather than hate war and division He has traveled to Lebanon India Egypt and the Sudan finding passionate young people to start Chapters Frank is an active blogger contributing to Huffington Post and Sojourners among others He has been interviewed by Good Morning America NPR New York Magazine and a number of other international media outlets Influencing the media is a major part of Frank s work as a PR and Online Marketing Consultant Frank is also an accomplished musician and music talent agent CLAUDIA MAFFETONE is the president of LuX a consultancy company that provides support to NGOs in the organization and implementation of projects and programs She has been working in the field of intercultural dialogue with NGOs in the UN System and in several youth projects of the European Commission and the

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-212587 (2016-02-12)
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