Vidéo : Entretien avec James Coben, directeur du Conflict Resolution Program de Hamline University par Robert Benjamin (



« Professor James Coben, a senior fellow in Hamline’s Dispute Resolution Institute (« DRI ») which he directed from 2000-2009, teaches civil procedure, dispute resolution practices, mediation, and negotiation. He also pioneered a variety of innovative ADR clinical opportunities for law students, including mediation advocacy on behalf of clients in family law and employment cases. More recently, he has focused his energies on development of international ADR educational opportunities.

Professor Coben created the Mediation Case Law Project – a systematic attempt to catalogue litigation trends about mediation, as well as produce and distribute innovative teaching videos, and other resources to ADR academics, practitioners, and trainers. (Extrait de )

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Etats-Unis : ACR 2018 Annual Conference, October 3-6, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA

“ACR, Next Gen” reflects the vision of leading conflict engagement by honoring the past and influencing the future.

The Call for Proposals closes on February 1, 2018 at 11:00 PM (EST).  Proposals submitted after that date and/or in a format other than the Survey Monkey format may not be accepted.  Only completed submissions will be eligible for consideration. This means each asterisked question should be answered completely.   Notification of acceptance or rejection of a proposal will be given no later than April 30, 2018.

For questions regarding this Call for Proposals, contact the ACR Office at or call 202.780.5999.

We are looking forward to reviewing your proposals,
ACR 2018 Program Committee

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Vidéo (en anglais) : Entretien avec Chris Moore, fondateur de CDR Associates in Boulder, CO par Robert Benjamin ( – Etats-Unis)



« Christopher Moore has worked in the field of decision making and conflict management for over twenty years and is an internationally known mediator, facilitator, dispute systems designer, trainer, and author in the field of conflict management. Moore has consulted in twenty-one countries in Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. He was trained as a mediator by the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (1979) and the American Arbitration Association (1976), and holds a Ph.D. in political sociology and development from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. » (Extrait de du 2/08/2017)

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Etats-Unis : Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) 2017 Annual Conference, october 11-14, Dallas, Texas



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Vidéo (en anglais): Entretien avec Michael Lang, ancien président de l’Academy of Family Mediators et fondateur de l’ Antioch University conflict resolution program (Etats-Unis)


Capture1.PNGMichael Lang has been mediating family, commercial, public policy and organizational disputes since 1978. He is the founding director of the Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution, a former President and Board member of the Academy of Family Mediators, and former Editor-in-Chief of Mediation Quarterly.

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Etats-Unis : Academy of Professional Family Mediators 2017 Annual Conference March 30 – April 2, 2017 Memphis, TN

« This conference celebrates 36 Years of Professional Family Mediation (from the founding of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM) in 1981 to 2017). Workshops will include practice areas, styles of practice, advanced techniques, skill building, marketing, certification and other cutting edge issues of importance to professional family mediators.

The conference will begin with Pre-Conference Institutes on Thursday, March 30, with full day programs starting at 9:30am and half-day programs starting at 9:30am and 1:30pm.  Thursday evening there will be a welcome reception at 6:00pm. The Conference will continue all day Friday and Saturday, and there will be a bonus role-playing session Sunday morning.

Our conference provides opportunities for you to share ideas, thoughts, expertise, and innovations in all areas of family mediation with the APFM community. » (Extrait de )

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Vidéo : Entretien avec Carrie Menkel-Meadow par Robert Benjamin (


Capture 2.PNG« Carrie Menkel-Meadow, who is also the director of the Hewlett-Georgetown Program in Conflict Resolution and Legal Problem Solving, is a national expert in the areas of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), civil procedure, the legal profession, legal ethics, clinical legal education, feminist legal theory, and women in the legal profession. Additionally, she is Chair of the Center for Public Resources (CPR)- Georgetown Commission on Ethics and Standards in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Menkel-Meadow has written and lectured extensively in her field and has been recognized with many honors, including the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution First Prize for Scholarship in ADR (three times) and the Rutter Prize for Excellence in Teaching at UCLA Law School.  She also received the Georgetown Law Center’s staff appreciation award for Faculty Member of the Year in 1998. She is the author of Dispute Processing and Conflict Resolution: Theory, Policy and Practice (2003), and co-author of What’s Fair: Ethics for Negotiators (2004, with Michael Wheeler), Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (2004, with Lela Love, Andrea Schneider and Jean Sternlight), Negotiation: Beyond the Adversarial Model (with Andrea Schneider and Lela Love, 2005), Mediation: Beyond the Adversarial Model (with Lela Love and Andrea Schneider, 2005) and editor of Mediation: Theory, Policy and Practice (2000).  » (Extrait de )

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Vidéo : Entretien avec Zena Zumeta, une des pionnières de la médiation familiale aux Etats-Unis.

Un entretien en anglais de Zena Zumeta réalisé par Robert Benjamin de l’excellent site Elle a une longue carrière dans la médiation aux Etats-Unis et elle a été notamment une des présidentes de l’Academy of Family Mediators avant sa fusion au sein de l’Association for Conflict Resolution. 

Zena Zumeta


Zena D. Zumeta is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute and The Collaborative Workplace. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Zumeta is a former board member and president of the (now merged into the Association for Conflict Resolution) past president of the Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation, and past Regional Vice President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. She is currently a member of the Advisory Council for the Family Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Ms. Zumeta has extensive experience as a trainer, mediator, facilitator and consultant. She has been providing mediation services since 1981 and mediation training since 1984. She is an approved civil and family mediator in Michigan, and an approved mediation trainer for Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia and other states. » (Extrait de )

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Etats-Unis : ACR’s 2016 Annual Conference « Principles into Practice » à Baltimore, Maryland du 28/9 au /10/2016

« The theme of this year’s conference is Principles into Practice, reflecting an emphasis of our commitment by conflict resolution practitioners and the Association for Conflict Resolution to the practical application of our guiding principles for our respective processes. We wi examine and expand our shared understanding of foundational theories like self-determination, safety and access to services. We will look at emerging trends and best practices and opportunities for enhancing our practice through skill building and adhering to the appropriate standards of conduct. The goal of the 2016 Annual Conference is to provide each attendee high quality sessions that focus on theory, application, ethics and best practices, no matter their experience level.  »  (Extrait de )

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Etats-Unis : ACR 2016 Annual Conference, September 28 – October 1 in Baltimore, Maryland.

 » The theme of this year’s conference is Principles into Practice, reflecting an emphasis of our commitment by conflict resolution practitioners and the Association for Conflict Resolution to the practical application of our guiding principles for our respective processes.  » (Extrait de )

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