The City University of New York Dispute Resolution Center
Since 1993, John Jay College has housed the City University of New York Dispute Resolution Center (CUNY DRC), a university based academic center which serves as a comprehensive coordinating mechanism to advance research and innovative program development throughout City University as well as the New York City metropolitan area. As part of its ongoing operations, the CUNY DRC organizes conferences and training programs, provides technical assistance, conducts research, hosts visitors from around the world, produces research working papers, and manages the NYC-DR listserv for those interested in dispute resolution in New York City and beyond. Of particular note is the CUNY DRC’s initiative called Make Talk Work which includes training workshops, special projects, and monthly city-wide meetings for scholars and practitioners in dispute resolution.
The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College
The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York
invite you to the
NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, Room 630
Thursday, March 6, 2014
RSVP to: email@example.com
The IMI Program for Certifying Cross-Cultural Mediators:
The Criteria and a Sample Training Program
Hal Abramson will present the criteria and a sample training program designed by the IMI Intercultural Task Force for certifying mediators. Hal served as co-chair of this small international task force that drafted the criteria and tested the program in pilot training in Paris, Brisbane (Australia), and Singapore. This talk will focus on possible lessons from the IMI project for practicing mediators.
Hal Abramson is a full-time faculty member at Touro Law Center, New York, where he teaches, trains, and writes on how attorneys can effectively represent clients in domestic and international mediations and how mediators can resolve intercultural disputes.
Hal publishes extensively in the areas of mediation representation and international mediation. His publications include the leading treatise on representing clients in mediation entitled MEDIATION REPRESENTATION-ADVOCATING AS A PROBLEM-SOLVER (third edition, Aspen, 2013). It received the annual book award of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. It also was published by Oxford University Press in British English for outside of North America (2011) and by the leading ADR publisher in Russia, in Russian (2013). He also co-authored a textbook entitled INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION-ADR CONSENSUAL PROCESSES (West, 2005).
Hal is an experienced domestic and international commercial mediator (serves on U.S and international panels), has been selected for the International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation since its inaugural year in 2011, and has taught or trained throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, India, Israel, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and Turkey.
He served as Chair of the ABA Committee that drafted its mediation representation competition rules and assisted the ICC in Paris in launching its international mediation representation competition. He recently served as Chair of the IMI Task Force in The Hague that designed and launched an Inter-Cultural Mediator Certification Program.
For a more detailed biography, see www.tourolaw.edu/faculty/abramson.