Convergence

Convergence

"Convergence" is a podcast exploring topics at the intersection of dispute resolution and technology with thought-leaders and leading practitioners in the industry covering topics that include: the role technology has had in resolving disputes during the pandemic; ways that technological tools have historically been incorporated into dispute resolution; and creative use cases that technology presents for resolving disputes into the future. "Thanks for Listening" is a podcast spotlighting efforts to bridge the political divide in the U.S. through dialogue and collaborative processes, profiling the important and often courageous work of individuals and organizations who are helping citizens engage with one another on challenging topics.

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October 27, 2021 57 min
In EP9, host Oladeji Tiamiyu speaks with Lainey Feingold about the recently released second edition of her book "Structured Negotiation," how technology can be used to promote accessibility, and why emotional intelligence is vital to the legal profession.
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In EP8, host Oladeji Tiamiyu speaks with Stephen Leon Kane about the ways public service has manifested in his life, solutions his legal tech company is designed to provide, and the value proposition of online dispute resolution for the foreseeable future.
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In EP7, we speak with Memme Onwudiwe about his company's use of artificial intelligence in preventative dispute resolution and contract management.
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In EP6, host Oladeji Tiamiyu speaks with Hari Osofsky, the recently appointed Dean of Northwestern School of Law and Alyson Carrel, the co-Director of Northwestern's Center on Negotiation and Mediation to discuss the role of technology in the future of legal education and the UN's recently published climate change report.
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In episode 5 host Oladeji Tiamiyu speaks with Joshua Crabtree, the Executive Director of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, about the role of technology in resolving disputes in the Kentucky communities he serves and considerations for access to justice in rural America when internet access is limited."
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Episode 4 of "Convergence" features a conversation with Jess Fjeld, the Assistant Director of Harvard's Cyberlaw Clinic and an expert on artificial intelligence governance. She described the increasing relevance of AI in our lives, and offers principles for thinking about AI governance as dispute systems increasingly use this technology, and so much more.
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In Ep3 host Oladeji Tiamiyu speaks with Meeri Haataja, the CEO & co-founder of Saidot, about how her start-up approaches ethical issues relating to artificial intelligence and the governance of AI. As the use of AI in dispute resolution becomes increasingly relevant, entrepreneurs focused on AI ethics will be at the forefront of addressing novel challenges.
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In Ep2 of "Convergence", host Oladeji Tiamiyu discusses blockchain technology and decentralized justice with guests Federico Ast and Sophie Nappert. Across this series, Tiamiyu will speak with thought-leaders and practitioners at the intersection of dispute resolution and technology, covering topics such as: the role technology has had in resolving disputes during the pandemic; ways that technological tools have historicall...
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On Episode 1 of "Convergence" we welcome guest Colin Rule. "Convergence" is a podcast exploring topics at the intersection of dispute resolution and technology with thought-leaders and leading practitioners in the industry covering topics that include: the role technology has had in resolving disputes during the pandemic; ways that technological tools have historically been incorporated into dispute resolution; and ...
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"Convergence" will explore topics at the intersection of dispute resolution and technology with thought-leaders and leading practitioners in the industry covering topics that include: the role technology has had in resolving disputes during the pandemic; ways that technological tools have historically been incorporated into dispute resolution; and creative use cases that technology presents for resolving disputes into the f...
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Thanks for Listening, Ep10: Mr. Phillips goes to Washington by Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program
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The death of George Floyd sparked?widespread protests?demanding?justice and?the?dismantling of structural racism in?the US.?At the same time as the nation in some ways fell into the familiar grooves of division, there was also a palpable sense of new and different energy around Black Lives Matter as a movement, both in calls for action and also an eagerness for learning and reflection about racism in America.?This episode explores?...
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Our guest, Pearce Godwin, founded and now leads the Listen First Project, and has been steadily building the Listen First Coalition—some 300+ member organizations all working?to bridge divides and bring people in this country back together again.?Pearce shares his insight about the?challenges?of coalition-building, the powerful?impact that?Listen First Coalition members?have?had?by?joining forces, and seizing?on?this?moment?of?...
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Welcome to the seventh episode of our podcast, Thanks for Listening! This episode explores the challenges inherent in online political engagement.?While some of us may have had positive experiences connecting with others around political issues online, we also have seen online spaces become unhelpful, potentially harmful echo chambers for what we already believe, rather than sites for learning from those who see the world differen...
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What can communities do to bridge divides and address simmering tensions before they boil over??Our guests on this episode, Becky Monroe and Bill Froelich, ask this question each day in their work at the Divided Community Project, based at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.? As we heard in Episode 3, facilitated dialogue helped communities in MN heal in the traumatic aftermath of the killing of Philando Castile. Th...
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Communities in Kentucky and Massachusetts convene for dialogue about families, life, and politics
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In this episode, journey with us to Letcher County, KY - the heart of Appalachian coal country.? We'll examine both the reality of divides that exist, even in unexpected places, and the inherent fallacy of the divides we buy into by believing the stereotypes we hold about others - and about ourselves.
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On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. In the weeks and months that followed, systemic issues that had been present below the surface in Falcon Heights and surrounding cities erupted into the open. The atmosphere was one of rage, pain, resentment, and distrust. In some ways, this was an unlikely setting for constructive dialogue that had any chan...
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What would happen if people learned to flex their “dialogue muscles” at a very young age? What if, before developing a lot of disconnecting conversational habits, we developed the ones that allow us to engage constructively and effectively with others, even those with whom we disagree? In Episode 2 of Thanks for Listening we’ll be talking about—and to!—teenagers who are discovering how to engage with the skills that bridge divides...
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November 16, 2018 24 min
Welcome to the first episode of a new podcast,?Thanks for Listening. This podcast will spotlight efforts to bridge the political divide in the U.S. through dialogue and collaborative processes, profiling the important and often courageous work of individuals and organizations who are helping citizens engage with one another on challenging topics. Episodes will dive deep into such issues as: managing difficult family dynamics and r...
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