We cannot live only for ourselves.
A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men;
and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads,
our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
Herman Melville (1819-1891) – Author of Moby-Dick
A blog (weblog) is an online journal, regularly updated with news, ideas, comments, opinions and happenings. Blogs can inform, raise issues and stimulate debate. They connect people and subjects locally and worldwide. Not all blogs interest everyone, but there is a useful blog out there for almost everyone.
There are several hundred mediation-focused blogs. One of the most visited blogs is carried by www.mediate.com/Blogs. Many are listed in Diane Levin’s World Directory of ADR Blogs http://adrblogs.com which features dispute resolution and negotiation blogs by category and by country and many of its most respected and best known blogs in the ADR blogosphere and beyond are featured here. Welcome to Mediation Bloggers Community!
UK Learn from Experienced Mediators. Sharpen your mind, your skills and build your mediation practise.
Mediation Trade Secrets
UK "This series of posts has mediation hints and tips to help you get the best results for your clients."
Kluwer Mediation Blog
"Kluwer Mediation Blog (KMB) is a publication of Kluwer Law International providing information, news and updates on mediation around the globe. We have gathered together leading international experts to report on the latest developments. The result is a fresh, high-quality, and timely examination of the world of international mediation".
Asia Explorations on mediation and dispute resolution in Asia
ADR Times: Alternative Dispute Resolution Insights and Resources
"ADR Times is seeking to become the trusted news source for unbiased journalism and community activity covering alternative dispute resolution issues - featuring industry articles, hotlinks, debates, discussion boards, book reviews, jobs & more! We welcome contributions and collaborations from other like-minded and proactive dispute resolution practitioners and scholars."
The Corporate Peacemaker by Jane Gunn
UK"Peacemaking is not something that we should do to or impose on others, it is the responsibility of us all to live its message".
The Blog for Building Dialogue by Sarah J. Read and Dave Overfelt
US "Helping you connect with and understand dialogue resources".
NL GenerationWhy is a platform and research-centre for young mediators aiming to make mediation more accessible and effective for a larger audience by working with mediation-organisations, organizing events and maintaining a lively and inspirational blog and social-media community.
m3 by Geoff Sharp
NZ providing "commentary and insights on mediation".
Lee Jay Berman's EYE ON CONFLICT: Views from the world of mediation
US Eye On Conflict "views breaking news, current events, politics and celebrity trauma and offers insights about how reported conflict could be resolved with the help of a trained mediator".
The Mediation Times by Amanda Bucklow
UK Expanding the use of mediation in business.
Settle It Now by Victoria Pynchon
US This negotiation blog covers distributive and integrative negotiation techniques, interspersed with short articles about the social psychology of conflict, mediation and mindfulness in commercial mediation and litigation.
Gini Nelson's Engaging Conflicts
US This blog discusses science, ethics, and spirit in a high conflict practice.
Brains On Purpose by Stephanie West Allen
US At the crossroads of neuroscience and conflict resolution, this blog is published by mediator Stephanie West Allen, JD, in collaboration with Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD.
ICT for Peacebuilding by Sanjana Hattotuwa
Sri Lanka Published by a leading-edge thinker and influential proponent of dispute resolution, this blog explores the use of technology for conflict transformation.
Mediation Channel by Diane Levin
US A spirited romp through mediation, negotiation, and ADR at the crossroads of law, mind, and technology.
ADR-Blog by Marcus Brinkmann
Germany ADR-Blog explores the themes of mediation, conflict management, and negotiation, providing readers with informative reflections on ADR issues and practice.
Dominique.Lopez-Eychenie Blog by Dominique Lopez-Eychenie
France This blog covers mediation, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and forays into the ADR blogosphere.
Reseau Mediation by Dominique Foucart
Belgium This blog covers the latest news, information, and ideas on mediation, negotiation, and the resolution of disputes.
Medierea by Zeno Daniel Sustac
Romania This Romanian weblog and online discussion forum provides news and information about the benefits of mediation as an effective alternative to resolving disputes.
Secretos del Mediador Exitoso
Argentina This blog answers the question, what do you need to know, do and be to be able to mediate successfully? It speaks to the 3,000 members of inter-mediacion.com, an online ADR publication in Spanish since 1996. “Transformacion de Conflictos, Cooperacion y Respeto.”
Arabulucu Blog by Samil Demir
Turkey The only blog about mediation and negotiation in Turkey, published by a mediator based in Ankara.
Associacao de Mediadores de Conflitos
Portugal This is the unofficial weblog of the Association of Portuguese Conflict Mediators, created to promote the informal exchange of ideas among those who seek alternatives to resolving conflict.
Malaysian Mediation by Chan Kheng Hoe
Malaysia Published by Chan Kheng Hoe, Advocate-Mediator, who has extensive experience in commercial dispute resolution and serves as a mediator on the panel of the Malaysian Mediation Centre.
Civil Mediation and Negotiation by Nancy Hudgins
US This blog aims to put the “civil” back into civil litigation and will also discuss research from social science, psychology, and neuroscience on negotiation and mediation.
Conflict Zen by Tammy Lenski
US The art of untangling disagreements.
Enjoy Mediation by Jeff Thompson
US Mediation & ADR tips and news shared by Jeff who practices, promotes, teaches and trains mediation and negotiation for the New York City Police Department. Please note that the blog is not an official NYPD site.
Business Conflict Blog by F. Peter Phillips
US This blog features posts on a variety of subjects of interest to practitioners and theorists of commercial conflict management and dispute resolution.
Disputing - Conversations about Dispute Resolution by Victoria VanBuren and Holly Hayes Bovio
US This blog discusses various posts, articles and interviews on the topic of dispute resolution.