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28 Conflict Resol. Q. 1 (2010-2011)

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F   irst let me start by thanking all who organized, attended, and partici-
    pated in the Association for Conflict Resolution's annual conference in
Chicago  last month  (September  1-4, 2010). This conference remains  a
unique  place for neutrals in many practice specialties to come together,
share knowledge, make  professional connections, and grow as practition-
ers. For those like myself who practice in multiple areas (e.g., court con-
nected mediation,  environmental  and public policy conflict resolution,
workplace, and  more), this conference fills a need unmet by any  other
gathering or organization. If you missed it this year, please try to join us
September  15-18, 2011,  in San Diego.
   This  edition of Conflict Resolution Quarterly examines important ques-
tions in an array of conflict resolution arenas. First, James Wall and Suzanne
Chan-Serafin build on earlier works published in CRQto examine the ques-
tion, Do Mediators Walk Their Talk in Civil Cases? They explore whether
mediators stick to the models or styles they proclaim they will use at the
beginning  of mediation, or do  they tend  to become  more  pressing as
mediation  goes on? These are important questions both for the end users
of mediation  and  for the mediation  program  directors who  ask their
mediators to adhere to one particular model of mediation.
    Next, Lorig Charkoudian   and Ellen  Kabcenell Wayne   examine  the
impact of gender, race, and ethnic identity on client satisfaction in media-
tion. Again, these are crucially important matters for mediation program
directors trying to decide whether to match mediators to cases on the basis
of demographics  or other characteristics.
   Then,  as we leave the domestic mediation arena for the international
one, Jason Qian examines  China's mediation culture and its likely impact
on how  this growing power  acts as a leader in regional and international
affairs. Continuing in the vein of culture and  mediation, Doron   Pely
examines the Sulha conflict resolution process frequently used within Arab
cultures and offers important knowledge and advice for conflict resolution
practitioners working within these cultures.
    Lastly, Fred Perloff applies the Theory of Everything developed by
Ken  Wilber to the field of mediation. His meta-analysis is an interesting

CONFLICT RESOLUTION QUARTERLY, vol. 28, no. 1, Fall 2010 @ Wiley Periodicals, Inc.1
and the Association for Conflict Resolution * DOI: 10.1002/crq.20009
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