Events

2015 Events

 

The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York fulfills part of its mission through regular programs relevant to the field. See below for upcoming programs.


Upcoming events open for Registration

    • Thu, October 06, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 899 Tenth Avenue, Room L61 - NYC
    The Association for Conflict Resolution
    of Greater New York
    and
    The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College

    Monthly

    NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast


    MEDIATING IN INDIA





    PRATHAMESH D. POPAT


    The focus of this session will be on mediation in India.  The speaker will provide an overview of the resolutionary avenues (qua the adjudicatory ones) available tn handling disputes in India. Participants will get a closer look at options available for resolving disputes and learn about which might 'fit the fuss', should they need to choose one, from the point of efficiency and efficacy.


    Prathamesh D. Popat is a lawyer and mediator based in Mumbai, India.  He serves on several mediators' panels including that of the Bombay High Court and does private as well as court-annexed mediations.


    Prathamesh was first trained as a mediator in India and subsequently by LEADR (now Resolution Institute), a prominent dispute resolution organization headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Thereafter, he became an accredited LEADR mediator and an IMI certified mediator.

    In addition to mediation  Prathamesh serves as a conciliator, advisor, ADR consultant and trainer. He is often invited to conduct basic and advanced mediation workshops for judicial institutes, law colleges, chambers of commerce, corporate entities and professional bodies.


    Website: prachi.me

    Blog: mumbaimediators.com






     


     




    • Tue, October 18, 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th Street, Room 630

    “Accountability” in Restorative Justice: What Does it Mean?


    Sponsored by ACR-GNY and 

    The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

     

    Tuesday, October 18 6:30-9:00 p.m.

    Program: 6:30-8:30

    Networking: 8:30-9:00 p.m.

    John Jay College of Criminal Justice 

    524 West 59th Street, Room 630

    Free for ACR-GNY Members and John Jay Students; $25 for Non-Members

    About the Program:


    Underpinning all restorative justice practices (i.e. circles, conferences and victim/offender dialogue) is a set of values or principles. These include: empathy, interconnection, self-determination, reparation and accountability. The restorative approach to accountability is radically different from the mainstream. 


    We live in a culture in which accountability is generally equated with punishment imposed by an authority figure – be it a judge, a teacher, parent or an esteemed member of our community. We have created a vast web of responses, policies, and approaches — from our justice system to our schools to our own families — that reflect this understanding. 


    But in restorative justice accountability is seen as a process that a person who caused harm must actively engage—where possible—with the person and/or community harmed. 


    We will explore the implications of this paradigm shift and engage attendees in a discussion of strategies for shifting public and personal perception about accountability.


    Co-Presenters:


    Mika Dashman is an attorney, mediator and a zealous advocate for restorative justice.  She is the Founder and Lead Organizer at the Restorative Justice Initiative, a Partner Project of the Fund for the City of New York.  Restorative Justice Initiative is a citywide, cross-sector advocacy project promoting restorative principles, practices and programs throughout New York City.  Mika is a New York State-certified mediator and she currently mediates criminal court cases and facilitates community conferences through the New York Peace Institute.  Mika also facilitates peacemaking/community-building circles for organizations, student and professional groups.  Prior to beginning her work in alternative dispute resolution, Mika spent more than six years providing direct legal services to indigent individuals at several New York City non-profits, including Housing Works, Inc., where she also worked on all aspects of the agency’s civil rights impact docket.  Mika is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the City University of New York School of Law.      


    Sethu L. Nair currently serves as Conflict Resolution Specialist at The Center for Creative Conflict Resolution within OATH in NYC government - where she provides mediations, individual conflict coaching, and strategic consultations across New York City agencies. As a Mediator, she has worked on family and divorce matters, small business disputes, non-profit staff board challenges and community discords and conducted workshops among couples, in non-profit organizations, and in prisons. As a Restorative Justice practitioner, she has conducted circles in schools, families, and neighborhoods and is a founding team member of Hidden Water NYC, a program that uses Restorative circles to heal the impact of child sexual abuse within a family system. She has also worked in various human rights organizations in New York and India on issues ranging from gender-based violence, poverty, and homelessness. Sethu is a certified Mediator, Circle Keeper and holds a Bachelors in Women's Studies from SUNY Purchase, and a Masters in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University. She is also always attempting to not take herself too seriously.


    Sign-up for ACR-GNY membership to attend this program for free and to obtain free or reduced rates at our programming throughout the year, including our Annual Conference. To become a member, complete the application at the following link: http://www.acrgny.org/membership_application




Past events

Thu, September 08, 2016 Arbitration and Mediator Ethics: What you have a right to do and what is right to do.
Thu, August 04, 2016 Violence Prevention Project: A Behavioral and Cognitive Viewpoint
Thu, June 16, 2016 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2016
Thu, June 02, 2016 NYC Muslim Communities: Building Civic Engagement and Restoring Trust in Government
Wed, May 25, 2016 How Mediators Can Use Their Skills to Help Family-Owned Businesses
Thu, May 05, 2016 ISRAEL:ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND PEACE: A Land of Milk and Honey?
Thu, April 07, 2016 WORDS CAN BE WINDOWS OR WALLS
Wed, April 06, 2016 Helping Clients Forgive: The Ultimate Tool of Conflict Resolution
Tue, March 22, 2016 Mediation: It's All in the Timing
Thu, March 03, 2016 LEARNING FROM THE PRACTICE OF ADR GLOBALLY
Thu, February 04, 2016 EFFECTIVE MEDIATORS AND NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION
Thu, January 07, 2016 ADR'S ROLE IN FIGHTING OPPRESSION
Thu, December 03, 2015 Race Matters in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Transformative Practices
Thu, November 05, 2015 Facilitation of the New York City Stop and Frisk Joint Remedial Process: Progress and Dialogue
Thu, October 01, 2015 Unbearable Lightness of European Mediation: From old Greek Legends to Winnie-the-Pooh
Thu, September 10, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast - Building Rapport, Building Peace
Thu, August 06, 2015 Mindfulness Stress Reduction and Heartmath for Conflict Resolvers
Thu, July 09, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast - The Use of Consensus Building Processes in Public Policy Disputes
Thu, June 18, 2015 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2015
Thu, June 04, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast (Rescheduled) -The Master Practitioner and Leonardo Da Vinci Meta-Cognition, Creativity and Neuroscience
Thu, May 07, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast - Community Engagement: Urban Complexities, Race and Police Community Relations,
Thu, April 09, 2015 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation by Kay Pranis - Co-sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Thu, April 02, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediating Gentrification: Creating Unity out of Divisiveness in one Community
Thu, February 05, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast - Dismantling Religious Violence through Peacemakers
Thu, January 15, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast -NYPD Hostage Negotiations
Mon, December 15, 2014 ACR-GNY Holiday Party
Thu, December 04, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Debunking ADR Myths
Thu, November 06, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - A Conversation with Wendy Kamenshine, Ombudsman forConsumer Financial Protection Bureau
Tue, October 28, 2014 From Volunteer to Career: How to use your volunteer mediation experience to build a career in ADR
Fri, October 10, 2014 International Arbitration Institute
Thu, October 02, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Making Conflict Work: Harnessing the Power of Disagreement
Thu, September 04, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Restoration, Reconciliation and Healing: Is There Room for Them in America's Criminal Justice System?
Thu, August 07, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Transforming Conflict from Within: Learning to Lead with Wisdom
Thu, July 10, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution
Thu, June 19, 2014 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2014
Thu, June 05, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Innovative Community-Based Responses to Conflict
Tue, May 06, 2014 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation by Jeffrey Zaino, VP of the AAA
Thu, May 01, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Stories Mediators Tell
Thu, April 03, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Disaster Mediation: Storm Sandy Insurance Claim Dispute Resolution Mediation
Thu, March 06, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -
Tue, February 25, 2014 Cross Cultural Issues in International Mediation
Thu, February 06, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Dealing with Differences
Thu, January 09, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Compassionate Communication
Wed, December 11, 2013 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 05, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Urban Peacemaking: The Red Hook Community Justice Experience in Brooklyn
Thu, November 07, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Envisioning Alternatives through Peacebuilding and the Arts
Mon, October 21, 2013 ACR-GNY Conference Planning Committee Meeting
Thu, October 03, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Loosening Our Attachment to Possessions
Thu, September 12, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Collaborative Agreements in Police-Community Conflicts
Thu, August 01, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Creating Collaboration in the Work Place
Thu, July 11, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Death, Dying and Conflict Resolution
Thu, June 20, 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2013
Thu, June 06, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Peacemaking After Deadly Conflict
Thu, May 16, 2013 Hands-on Blogging Workshop
Thu, May 02, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediator Ethics: 'no view from nowhere'?
Thu, April 25, 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 04, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - IDENTIFYING GOOD AND BAD MEDIATION PRACTICE
Thu, March 07, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - RESPONDING TO THE MEDIA WHEN CONFIDENTIALITY IS AT STAKE
Thu, February 21, 2013 Join ACR-GNY's Youth & Diversity Committee at Columbia's Annual Conflict Resolution Internship Fair
Thu, February 07, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - UNDERSTANDING-BASED MODEL OF MEDIATION
Sun, February 03, 2013 Bringing the NYC Dispute Resolution community together in the aftermath of the Newtown Tragedy: An Open Space Forum
Tue, January 22, 2013 Class Arbitration
Thu, January 03, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - OPERATION RESPECT
Wed, December 12, 2012 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 06, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - THE TRANSFORMING CONFLICT LAB
Thu, October 18, 2012 Youth and the Criminal Justice System
Wed, October 17, 2012 Mediation Settlement Day
Thu, October 04, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - WHAT SHAMAN CAN TEACH US ABOUT MEDIATING
Thu, September 06, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Lessons Learned in Construction Conflict Resolution: Their Application in the Broader ADR Field
Thu, August 02, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation When Mental Illness Is a Factor
Thu, July 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Turkey: Failed in VOM; Headed for Paradise in Civil Mediation?
Thu, June 21, 2012 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2012
Thu, June 07, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - BURUNDI: Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities
Thu, May 03, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Using Theater to Transform Conflict and Create Social Change
Wed, May 02, 2012 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - KAVI: KINGS AGAINST VIOLENCE INITIATIVE
Thu, March 01, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A PROBLEM?
Wed, February 29, 2012 Nuts & Bolts of Building a Practice in Arbitration, as an Ombuds, in Elder Mediation & with Youth
Thu, February 02, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - HOW MEDIATORS CAN MANAGE THEIR DIFFERENCES WITH OTHER GROUPS OF MEDIATORS
Thu, January 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - MEDIATORS BEYOND BORDERS INTERNATIONAL
Thu, December 08, 2011 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 01, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - OCCUPY WALL STREET and the DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMUNITY
Thu, November 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - TRIBAL CONFLICT AND MASTERY
Thu, October 06, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - AMEENA MATTHEWS from The Interrupters
Thu, September 08, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - CHANGE IN PROGRAM
Thu, August 04, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation through the Eyes of New York Litigators
Thu, July 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - How Our Values Shape Our Practice
Thu, June 23, 2011 ACR-GNY Annual Conference
Thu, June 02, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - The Five Percent
Wed, May 18, 2011 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, May 05, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Strategic Drafting of Mediation Forms
Mon, April 11, 2011 Member Monday Presentation: "The Art of Perception"
Fri, April 08, 2011 ACR-GNY and Safe Horizon Mediation Program Screening: "Fairly Legal": Fair to Mediation?
Thu, April 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Effective Ways to Deal with Stress
Thu, April 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Top Ten Challenges for a Corporate Ombudsman
Mon, March 21, 2011 Member Monday: Members-Only Cocktails & Networking Party
Thu, March 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Anger Management and Mediation
Mon, February 28, 2011 Med-Arb Is Here to Stay: Why Not Learn About It?
Thu, February 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - TOWARDS A MORE PERFECT UNION
Thu, January 20, 2011 Increasing Public Awareness of Mediation
Thu, January 06, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Conflict Resolution within a Chaotic Reality
Thu, December 02, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Understanding and Addressing Humiliation
Thu, November 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - The Colors of War
Thu, October 14, 2010 Fall Networking & Noshing
Thu, October 07, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - What Can We Do, in a Polarized World, to Restore Civil Dialogue?
Thu, September 02, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Using Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) as a Tool in Mediation
Thu, August 05, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - How to Succeed in Your Mediation Practice
Thu, July 01, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation Potential in Racially Charged Police Community Relations
Thu, June 24, 2010 ACR-GNY Annual Conference
Thu, June 03, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Interfaith Initiative: Community of Living Traditions
Thu, May 06, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - SEEDS OF PEACE
Wed, April 21, 2010 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 01, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - ADR in the Ismaili Muslim Community
Tue, March 16, 2010 Emerging Role of the Corporate, Organizational & Transnational* Ombuds
Thu, March 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediating With People with Disabilities
Thu, February 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Alternatives to Violence Project
Thu, January 07, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Conflict Resolution Programs in Schools
Tue, December 08, 2009 Roundtable Breakfast - The Importance of Forgiveness in our Individual and Collective Lives
Thu, November 05, 2009 Roundtable Breakfast - A Roadmap for Mediation in Turkey
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