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  • by Charalee Graydon
  • 13. June 2018
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The US leaves the Paris Agreement – Crisis or Opportunity

On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced that the United States (US) would be leaving the Paris agreement1, a global commitment by 195 countries to combat climate change (the Paris agreement). The President’s comment during the announcement, “I represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris” illustrated a nationalistic approach to a global issue affecting humankind. […]

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  • by Charalee Graydon
  • 6. June 2018
  • 2 Comments

Mediation in Context

The Past: Mediation is part of my past and will be part of my future as I continue to follow opportunities to learn and write about mediation and it´s place in the twenty-first century. For me, mediation is an opportunity to promote a forum that can be used in a variety of situations for management and […]

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  • by Charalee Graydon
  • 6. June 2018
  • 1 Comment

Universal Law and Piracy

This paper reviews how universal jurisdiction has been applied to the international criminal offence of piracy outside the territorial waters of States. It deals with the criminal offence of piracy under customary law as well as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 (hereafter referred to as UNCLOS). For these […]

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  • by Daniel Erdmann
  • 30. May 2018
  • 2 Comments

Sobre la necesidad de encontrarse en persona

Estimado colega, por favor entiende este corto artículo como reflexión sobre nuestra situación social contemporánea. Pongámos el focus sobre esta situación muy compleja, que pocos de nosotros deben entender completamente y menos todavía deben saber tratarla de una forma adecuada. Durante un viaje de negocios en Asia, tuve la oportunidad de encontrarme de unos colegas mios. […]

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  • by Daniel Erdmann
  • 30. April 2018
  • 7 Comments

No Standards in Mediation

Mediation in the year 2018: We are currently able to witness a fascinating development regarding the worldwide promotion and settlement through Mediation, as well as its impact and importance at all levels of professional and private life. More often than not, we can observe that in one single country several associations struggle for a leadership […]

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  • by Daniel Erdmann
  • 30. April 2018
  • 0 Comments

Facing the term ‘Peace’

Due to the latest development of peace and conflict awareness and sensibility throughout the globe, our initial statement ‚… to promote a culture of peace …‘ might be re-arranged or newly specified. The first WMO Conflict Insight Report and the corresponding discussion helped us to finalize this step. The core problem that was detected in […]

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  • by Daniel Erdmann
  • 30. November 2017
  • 3 Comments

Civil Resistance and Cosmetic Treatment of Terrorism

Scenario: Berlin, December 19th, 2016 – It is a wonderful pre-christmas evening, with a clear sky, lots of stars, and a bit fresh. A family meets with a bunch of children in front of a movie theatre in order to celebrate the 12th birthday of their beloved son. The friends welcome each other with a […]

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  • by Daniel Erdmann
  • 21. November 2016
  • 13 Comments

About the necessity to meet in person.

Dear reader, please understand this short article as a critical reflection on our current situation, a situation that few of us may understand in full, and who are prepared to act accurately. While being on a business trip in Asia, I had the fortunate possibility to meet and to sit down with two colleagues of […]

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  • by Daniel Erdmann
  • 2. November 2015
  • 6 Comments

A misConception of Conflict?

Dear colleagues, it is my upmost wish and interest to share my thoughts regarding the origin, the handling, and the finalization of conflict – generally spoken: its nature. As far as I see, lots of concepts are communicated in literature and trainings throughout the globe. Many of them confuse me and make me wonder if […]

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