In the company of giants: International Mediation Institute (IMI) and ICT4Peace

Diane Levin's blog gives a pointer to the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and a special section on its web site to recognize the work of bloggers writing on ADR and ODR. Diane Levin aside, there are giants in the field of ADR / ODR featured here. It's humbling to be in the company of these blogs and bloggers, though … Continue reading In the company of giants: International Mediation Institute (IMI) and ICT4Peace

Face to Face mediation a thing of the past?

Peter Wynn Thompson for The New York Times A recent NY Times article on advances in video conferencing and its use, fuelled in large part by rising transport costs, brings together two aspects I have studied from the frame of peace negotiations - inter-cultural mediation and virtual interactions. The article notes: There is a certain … Continue reading Face to Face mediation a thing of the past?

Papers and research on ICT in peacebuilding, Online Dispute Resolution, Conflict Early Warning, Disaster Mitigation and Response

A collection of papers I've written over the years on ICT4Peace, ODR and the use of technology in disaster warning, mitigation and response.   Daring to Dream: CSCW for Peacebuilding This study will examine research around the areas of Computer Supported Cooperative Frameworks (CSCW) and in particular, the Locale Framework, to examine the possible use … Continue reading Papers and research on ICT in peacebuilding, Online Dispute Resolution, Conflict Early Warning, Disaster Mitigation and Response