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Mediation in Schools: A Response to New Federal Priorities

Mediation in Schools: A Response to New Federal Priorities

Guest Contributor Matt Johnson discusses the benefits of mediation and conflict resolution in schools.  It is laudable that US Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder — despite their shortcomings in other areas — are denouncing school suspensions...

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Anna Nicholas – Making Peace Sexier

Anna Nicholas – Making Peace Sexier

Guest Contributor Anna Nicholas negotiates popular culture by dialing back the pressure to create conflict. Peace is sexy. But if you look at popular culture and fictionalized entertainment, regardless of whether it’s written or filmed, peace is, well—boring, hard to...

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Making Mediation Fun(ny)

Making Mediation Fun(ny)

In his recent TEDx Talk, Brad Heckman, Director of the New York Peace Institute, explains mediation in a fun and interactive way using his own drawings (like this one) and cheesy puns. He introduces concepts like "It's not about ewe," "Dare to be dumb," and "Dance Zombie Dance."...

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Cinnie Noble – A Passion for Conflict

Cinnie Noble – A Passion for Conflict

Tell me how you got started. Peace work started for me many years ago when I created the first travel agency in Canada specifically for people with disabilities. (My background at the time was a social worker - mostly with people with disabilities.) Through naivety as much as...

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Pattie Porter – Turning Your Boss from Nightmare to Dream

Pattie Porter – Turning Your Boss from Nightmare to Dream

Tell me how you got started. When I really think about it, I got started at a very early age by establishing the peace in my high conflict family dynamics. I didn’t know it then, but I was destined to be a peace builder, a mediator, and a conflict management coach. I knew...

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NY Peace Institute – The Quick and Easy Way to Solve all your Probs

NY Peace Institute – The Quick and Easy Way to Solve all your Probs

New York Peace Institute’s CEO, Brad Heckman, gives Peace Is Sexy the run down on how peace is possible in New York City, a city with more diversity than there are aspiring stars on Broadway.  What’s New York Peace Institute’s mission? Our mission is to build peace...

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