A Practical Roadmap for Resolving Conflict

This post originally appeared on Arbinger Institute’s blog May 30, 2017. We are reposting it with Jim Ferrell’s permission. If you want to help people resolve their differences, help them focus together on things that have nothing to do with their differences. By Jim Ferrell My first conflict mediation in the Middle East occurred in […]

International Open Access Week

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – This week, October 23-29, 2017, is the 10thInternational Open Access Week. This year’s theme is “Open in order to…” Established by SPARC (a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education) and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access […]

Patents and Tribal Sovereign Immunity

By Carlos Quijada for BioLawToday.org The pharmaceutical company Allergan recently assigned its patents on eye medication Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, which agreed to license them back to Allergan in exchange for a $13.5 million payment and $15 million in annual royalties. The company’s end goal is to shield the patents from federal […]

The Three F’s of a Successful Watershed Partnership

By Sue Fearon for EDRBlog.org Earlier this year, Stan, a conversation partner, asked me “Why are you still here? That’s what I want to know. I’ve been part of half a dozen partnerships, most of them don’t make it past the first meeting, but this one is still getting things done.” Stan referred to the […]

New Research May Help Save Athletes’ Brains

By Maura Murphy As we enter week 5 of the National Football League (NFL) season, there is immense controversy over whether players should kneel during the national anthem. What fewer people are talking about, however, is the way the game affects the overall health of these athletes. Last Tuesday, Boston University (BU) published a new […]

Conflict Mapping Is No Spaghetti Bowl

By Dena Marshall for EDRBlog.org Conflict mapping is a roll-up-your-sleeves pencil and paper exercise that I have come to appreciate and incorporate into my collaborative process practice and in my personal life. When conflict mapping is used as a tool for analyzing complex disputes it can be a great exercise for individual practice, training group […]

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – Banned Books Week (Sept 24 – 30, 2017) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or […]

Collaborating for Cleaner Air

By Ashley Miller for EDRBlog.org I was all set to start learning on the first day of the Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program’s Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration. The course piqued my interest since much of the work I do in the air quality field as the Policy Director for Breathe Utah would […]

Establishing Collaboration: Breaking Down Silos to Effectively Manage Ecosystems

By Craig Walker for EDRBlog.org In 2016, I was offered the opportunity to participate in a Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration hosted by University of Utah’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program (EDR).  So often, professional development courses provide little in the way of tangible benefit.  Before agreeing to participate, I wanted to do some […]

Hold Your Horses! Donating Blood Over Time Is Just as Important as Donating After Disasters

By Brian Flach for BioLawToday.org By now, everyone has seen the fallout of Hurricane Harvey. The acts of heroism, the widespread destruction, but most importantly, the reminders that we as people want to help each other. This is evident in how blood drives seem to spring up overnight, both locally and across the country, to […]