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Focusing on the Positive/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 8, 2017


Tevi Troy, a former HHS official, wrote an article for the WSL entitled “”In Hurricane Relief, 2 out of 3 Ain’t Good”. Mr. Troy discusses how it only takes one failure, such as Katrina, to mark a president’s tenure as unsuccessful. “(Y)ou can do a great job with weather disasters for four years, but the […]

Doing the Right thing/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 29, 2017


The historic vote on the repeal of the Obamacare Program fell short by one vote. That vote is attributed to the surprise negative vote of Senator John McCain. Why did he decide to cast a negative vote? He explained that “It was the right thing to do.” There are times in life where our internal […]


February 19, 2017


One of the strengths a mediator must possess is having the gift of patience. A solution that may not immediately be apparent, may well develop if the parties continue the dedicated work of talking, negotiating, and pursuing a proper solution to the question at hand. The mediator must be prepared to work in trying to […]

Wayne Dyer

February 5, 2017


The late Dr. Wayne Dyer was a gifted therapist, speaker, and thinker. It is not surprising that he had a thought or two about conflict resolution. This is one such insight: “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” The Talmud, the compendium of ancient rabbinic thought, opines that in any disputed matter that is presented to […]

A Mediation “Takeaway” From the Trump Victory/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 12, 2016


Professor Clifford Orwin, a faculty member of the University of Toronto, recently analyzed the US election at In his conclusion, the author stated that the easy part for Mr. Trump was to run on an agenda of “divide and conquer”. Now comes the crucial challenge; i.e. can President-elect Trump bring the American people back together. […]

Who Cares?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 5, 2016


Rep. Paul Ryan was asked on “60 Minutes” if it bothered him that President-elect Trump tweets such fallacious claims such as the “fact” that millions of illegal votes went to Secretary Hillary Clinton in the recent election. His reaction was characterized my many as being roughly the following: ” Who cares. He has a job […]

Shimon Peres/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

October 9, 2016


The recent passing of the ex-Prime Minister/President of Israel, Shimon Peres, has led to many tributes to this dignified and compassionate leader. The following quote was attributed to Mr. Peres: ” “Why is America great?” I asked him. “Because they were givers. Why is Europe in trouble? Because they are takers. America is giving; people […]