In addition to formal diplomatic skills and resources, a wealth of Canadian civil society expertise on conflict mediation
could be enlisted in track two diplomacy and grassroots peacebuilding to support formal conflict mediation
Of interest is not the least how increased African responsibility might modify international approaches to conflict mediation
in some of the 'hot spots', with regard to the previous established dominant role of 'old' actors (such as the United Nations [UN], the United States of American [USA], the EU and some of its member states, in particular France), but also concerning the emergence of potential 'new' actors (such as the United States Africa Command [AFRICOM], Germany, and possibly the BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa]).
Students applied what they learned by conducting real-world conflict mediations
in their communities.
The Oslo forum is widely acknowledged as the leading international network of armed conflict mediation
Joseph University (USJ) in Beirut, whose role is equivalent to that of an "academic ombudsman" but which also operates as a private centre any citizen can go to for conflict mediation
, grapples with the problems at hand.
Nonetheless, the result is a wonderful introduction to how insight theory can contribute to conflict mediation
, an introduction best suited for graduate students and scholars who can more readily pursue the theory's implications for a broader field of conflict resolution.
It works with Kidsports and the YMCA to help children, coaches, referees, parents and fans understand healthy competition; with high schools to develop peer educator programs; and with the UO to hold classes on sports conflict mediation
The three-day Conference will feature inspiring sessions on topics such as creating vision, mission, and action plans; inspiring and mobilizing communities in grassroots action; developing skills in conflict mediation
, communication, and problem-solving; and networking.
Perhaps a speed chess tournament could replace a written math test, or a mock conflict mediation
could replace essay questions on a social studies exam.
Approaches, which range from experiential, behavior, and solution-focused to existential-humanistic and attachment theory, are meant for dealing with coping, self-awareness and management skills, anger management, substance abuse, children of alcoholics, grief and loss, conflict mediation
, and parenting, plus specific activities for groups of teens.
Bashir might succeed in his ambition, an outcome that would have destroyed the African Union's credibility not only in Darfur but in conflict mediation
Augsburger quotes Roger Fisher and William Ury in their book Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Penguin, 1991) as a model of conflict mediation
process based on Western values which I find extremely helpful: "1) Focus on interests, not on positions.