Mediation 2022: Where Do We Go from Here? – Reaching Diversity In All Areas


IAM Symposium Mediation 2022: Where Do We Go from Here

Reaching Diversity In All Areas

Wednesday, January 12, 2021

 2 PM – 4:15 PM – US Eastern Time

11 AM Pacific US/Canada | 2 PM Eastern US/Canada | 7 PM London | 8 PM Paris |9 PM Israel

5 AM (Thursday) Brisbane | 3:00 AM (Thursday) Hong Kong/Singapore

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Mediation is by its very nature inclusive, but barriers remain for those who are from disadvantaged groups. If mediators fail to pay attention to these barriers, they may be reinforcing the status quo with its built-in bias and privilege.  This symposium goes beyond cultural differences and looks at practical approaches and strategies for fostering diversity when there is systemic power imbalance, focusing on exclusion due to race and-or ethnicity, and the resulting poverty and collective trauma.

The program brings together a stellar group of mediators and community leaders to share their experiences in bringing together groups that normally do not sit down together. The presenters range from first peoples who must negotiate their heritage with post-colonial government institutions, to favelas in Brazil confronting industrial development. Each panelist will provide a short presentation, then panelists and participants will join in an open dialogue.  This is a great opportunity to challenge assumptions about your role as mediator, develop intercultural competencies, and learn strategies essential to reaching diversity in all areas.


2:00 pm-2:10 pm     Welcome and Introductions  IAM President, Michel Kallipetis · Moderator, Andrea Morrison

2:10 pm – 2:30 pm   Mediating Between Industry and Favelas in Brazil with Empowerment and Recognition with Adolfo Braga

[including discussion]

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm   From Caste to Religious Differences: Lessons from Mediating in India with Varuna Bhandari

[including discussion]

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm    BREAK

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm    Mediating Inequality and Discrimination in Kenyan Society and Beyond with James Mang’erere

[including discussion]

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm    How Do We Build bridges and Deal with Colonial Powers with Henrietta Marrie

[including discussion]

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm    Intercultural Competence and Human Rights: Bringing Justice to Truth and Reconciliation   with Andrea Morrison

[including discussion]

4:00pm – 4:15pm      Additional Discussion and Closing Comments


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