Zoom Conference on Online Mediation
Online mediation meeting E4C March 17, 16.30-18.30 CET
Given the worldwide pandemic, the use of online tools is very much in the picture. In the last E4C session, we focused on e-negotiation. Now we build further on this online aspect by looking at the mediation setting. We invite everyone with an interest in this topic to join! Advanced knowledge of (online) mediation is not necessary. We hope to welcome people with various backgrounds (law, business, communication, psychology, ICT etc.) as we believe the field of online mediation would benefit from an interdisciplinary approach.
The aim of this session is twofold: First, we wish to take stock of online mediation: What is online mediation (not)? How does research inform us on online mediation? And how could it look like in practice? Second, we would like to encourage both practitioners and researchers to brainstorm on this timely topic in order to develop new ideas for research on online mediation: What would be fruitful avenues to examine?
The agenda looks as follows: After a brief introduction and state-of-art of online mediation, we invite participants into one of our workshops (a) Technology in mediation (panel discussion), (b) The do’s and don’ts of online mediation (workshop by an online mediator), and (c) Virtual peace mediation in an international setting (paper presentation). You are free to register for one of the workshops. After the workshops, you are invited in small break-out groups to discuss and share theories as well as practices from all fields that may be useful to enhance our knowledge on online mediation. We close by inviting an expert on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), Colin Rule – part time lecturer at the Santa Clara University School of Law and CEO of Mediate.com– to comment on what is in the pipeline for online mediation on the short and longer run.
Hope to see you there!
Link to register: E4C March – Mediation | E4C (e4conflict.com)
E4C: March 17, 16:30-18:30
16:30 Welcome and introduction to online mediation and online dispute resolution
Katalien Bollen, PhD, University of Leuven & Expert Family & Business Dynamics (Deloitte Legal) and Lin Adrian, PhD, Director Master in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, University of Copenhagen
17:00 Parallel workshops:
Workshop A: Virtual mediation in the Syrian and Yemeni peace processes.
Anine Hagemann, PhD fellow, Centre for Resolution of International Conflict, University of Copenhagen and Isabel Bramsen, Associate Senior Lecturer, Lund University
Workshop B: ODR in a nutshell.
Kitty Duell, MAS, Owner MediationKit, board member Online Mediators Association, member IMI ODR Taskforce.
Workshop C: How can technology support mediation? From artificial to augmented intelligence
Graham Ross, Head of International Marketing Smartsettle Resolutions, M. Board member International Council for Online Dispute Resolution and Lead Tutor at www.ODRtraining.com
Petros Zourdoumis, Founder of ODReurope, General Director ADR Point, Member of the Central Mediation Committee (Ministry of Justice Greece)
facilitated by Colin Rule, Lecturer-in-Law at Santa Clara University School of Law, CEO of Mediate.com and Board member of the Peace Tech Lab
In break-out groups, people address the following question: What can my field of practice and research bring to the field of online mediation?
18.15 Closing plenary remarks: Looking into the future
Colin Rule, Lecturer-in-Law at Santa Clara University School of Law, CEO of Mediate.com and Board member of the Peace Tech Lab
Looking into the future
18.30 Good-bye and ‘social ½ hour’