Bruce’s interview with mediate.com

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Bruce was interviewed by Clare Fowler of Mediate.com earlier this Spring.  

She asked him a variety of questions ranging from the state of mediation today to mediation & arbitration in India. We’ve segmented the video by topic for your convenience. If you’re on the go, you can click audio to listen.

Mediation, Where Are We Headed?

Bruce shares his insights on the commercial field of mediation, where we are today and where we are headed.  Can the practice of mediation stay true to the core concepts of interest based dialogue and the right of self determination, if co-opted by lawyers looking only to get a deal done?  How can we expand these lessons into broader society?

 

Neurobiological Approach to Conflict

Conflict and the language of conflict resolution is universal. In this video, Bruce shares his thinking about neurobiological development and how this allows him to develop thoughtful ways to address conflict.

 

The State of Mediation in India

 

In India, with over 60 million cases in the court system, access to justice is hard to achieve.  Bruce illustrates the power of mediation to help unclog the court system for all disputes throughout India.

 

Challenges to building a culture of commercial mediation in India

Bruce describes the challenges and the opportunities for building a culture of mediation in India.

 

Arbitration in cross border disputes (and the Singapore Convention)

While Bruce’s standard practice and vision is the empowerment and facilitation of decision making processes among parties, arbitration in many parts of the world is the standard, if not the preferred legal route. With the large number of cross border disputes going to arbitration, can mediation become the first stop on the stair step of dispute resolution forums?

 

Bruce A. Edwards is an ADR industry pioneer and recent chairman of the board of directors of JAMS, this country’s largest private provider of ADR services. Along with his wife, Susan Franson Edwards, Mr. Edwards recently cofounded Edwards Mediation Academy, an online education platform dedicated to improving the skills of mediators around the world.

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