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Below you will find lists of podcasts with ADR professionals from the world. If you have a podcast you recommend, please email IMI Support to have it added. (Make sure you include a link to where people can listen!)

  1. Michael McIlwrath of GE Oil & Gas, and current IMI Board member, has produced a series of CEDR Award-winning podcasts on International Dispute Negotiation.  Those featuring mediation are listed below.  If you wish to hear all of Michael McIlwrath’s podcasts in iTunes please click here or visit the CPR Institute website
  2. Jane Gunn, a Mediator, Conflict Management Consultant and Speaker working with businesses and business leaders around the world, has a selection of podcasts available on her website. Those featuring mediation are linked below. To visit the podcast page on Jane’s website, click here
  3. Doug Noll, a Mediator, author, speaker, and lecturer on advanced peacemaking and mediation theory and practice, is also the host of a radio show: The Doug Noll Show. To link to Doug’s show or to listen to his archived podcasts, click here
  4. The National Mediation Conference is a bi-annual gathering of Australia’s leading mediators and mediating organisations. Podcasts of sessions from previous conferences are available at the conference website.
  5. Susan Coleman produces The Peace Building Podcast. In season 2: Episode 12 she interviews former British Ambassador, Charles Crawford, on Building Peace in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina. To hear this podcast, click here
  6. The Conflict Management Space Podcast is a new ongoing series by Dr. Juan Diaz-Prinz for bringing sustainable win-win conflict management and negotiation strategies and resources to the public with current, engaging, and thought-provoking themes. Find the latest episodes here:

Mediation Podcasts by Jane Gunn

Mediation Podcasts by Michael McIlwrath

  • IDN102 – Part 2, William Ury on Negotiating with Difficult People. William Ury returns to discuss negotiating with difficult people.
  • IDN 87 – Go Sit Under the Mango Tree: Globalization and Mediation Harvard’s Caroline Rees discusses how mediation fits into corporate social responsibility efforts.
  • IDN 82 – NBC Universal–Part 2, Mediating Disputes in the Film and Television Industries In Part 2 of a discussion on domestic and international conflict resolution in the entertainment field, you’ll find out why NBC Universal mediates most of its disputes. Susan E. Weiner, NBC’s New York-based executive vice president and deputy general counsel, and David L. Burg, of Universal City, Calif., who is senior vice president for litigation, explains why the company uses and enforces a multistep contract clause requiring negotiation and mediation before the television network and film studio takes the party on the other side of the table to court.
  • IDN 81 – NBC Universal – Disputes in the International Entertainment Industries Disputes at a television network attract a great deal attention, and need a great deal of conflict management skills. Not to mention cutting-edge tools. Two top lawyers at NBC Universal Inc. talk discovery, arbitration, mediation, and the nature of business disputes in the first of two parts. The guests for the next two weeks are New York-based Susan Weiner, who is executive vice president and deputy general counsel, and David L. Burg, of Universal City, Calif., who is senior vice president for litigation.
  • IDN 65 – Part II: Turning Mediation Into a Global Profession, Why IMI?
  • IDN 64 – Part I: Turning Mediation Into a Global Profession, Why IMI? The IMI accrediting program is designed to fill in gaps for businesses wanting to avoid litigation abroad, but which don’t have enough information about neutrals who can do the work. The theory is that improved information on neutrals will increase access, and the use of mediation. And the result will be less wasteful litigation.
  • IDN 53 – So You Want to Be an Effective Mediator? Ben Picker Return One of the nation’s top law firm ADR practitioners, Bennett G. Picker, of Philadelphia’s Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, returns to talk about what it takes to be a great mediator.
  • IDN 52 – Becoming Your Own ‘Amiable Compositeur’: Arb-Med with Mercedes Tarrazon Mercedes Tarrazon explains a practice that she has adapted in a variety of commercial conflict resolution settings around the world.
  • IDN 50 – ADR Through a Corporate Looking Glass Alexander J. Oddy, Partner of the London-based law firm Herbert Smith, talks about Inside Track, a comprehensive commercial conflict resolution report.
  • IDN 48- Mediation in Belgium, Romania and Spain Helena De Backer, name partner in Brussels’ De Backer & Bastin, and founder and current president of the Brussels Business Mediation Center; Constantin-Adi Gavrila is director of the Craiova Mediation Center, and president of the Mediation Centers Union in Romania; and Mercedes Tarrazon is an independent mediator and arbitrator in Barcelona.
  • IDN 45 – Back to the Future in Conflict Resolution
  • IDN 26 – Evolution of Dispute Resolution Robert L. Carneiro, sociologist, anthropologist, the American Museum of Natural History curator, Columbia University.
  • IDN 44 – Mediating Across Cultures with Joanna Kalowski Joanna Kalowski reflecting her intense mediation experiences across borders and with indigenous people, both in government and in private practice.
  • IDN 42 – Part 2: Bringing Oxytocin to the Room
  • IDN 41 – Part1: Bringing Oxytocin to the Room Santa Monica attorney-neutral-educator Kenneth Cloke, founder and leader of Mediators Beyond Borders.
  • IDN 40 – Mediator’s Handbook After 25 Years Jenny Beer, author of the seminal, cross-discipline guide, The Mediator’s Handbook, co-authored in 1982.
  • IDN 39 – Part 2: Mediating with Hard Negotiators
  • IDN 30 – Part 1: Dealing with Hard Negotiators John Wade, Australian mediator, educator and practitioner
  • IDN 31 – Mediation as Opportunity Ben Picker, veteran mediator/trainer, a partner in Philadelphia’s Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP; a member of both the International Academy of Mediators and the American College of Civil Trial mediators.
  • IDN 27 – Mediating from Singapore Christopher Lau, a senior counsel at Three Verulam Buildings, London-based barristers’ chambers. Christopher is in the firm’s Singapore office, and is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
  • IDN 22 – Mediation in The Netherlands Manon Schonewille, managing director of ACB Mediation Corporate Conflict Management, The Netherlands.
  • IDN 16 – How to Borrow a Mediator’s Powers Prof. Dwight Golann,  Boston’s Suffolk University Law School.
  • IDN 13 – ADR-centric Civil Justice Reforms in the UK Lord Harry Woolf, former Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales and CPR Institute President Kathy Bryan.
  • IDN 11 – International Mediation Karl Mackie, chief executive of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).
  • IDN 10 – Corporate Dispute Resolution Wolf von Kumberg, Assistant General Counsel and Legal Director-Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation.
  • IDN 9 – Great Mediators Jay Welsh, General Counsel of JAMS.
  • IDN 7 – Mediating with Arbitration Institutions Melanie Meilhac of ICC and Mark Appel of ICDR/AAA.
  • IDN 3 – International Mediation Thierry Garby, President, Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) World Forum of Mediation Centres.