Webinar with Judge Danny Weinstein: Valuable lessons from mediation

Webinar with Judge Danny Weinstein: Valuable lessons from mediation

On June 20, 2023, a regular meeting was held within the framework of the Hot Talks on Mediation webinar series organized by Edwards Mediation Academy in cooperation with the Ukrainian Academy of Mediation and the Ukrainian Mediation Center. The event was supported by the European Union's CONSENT Project.

The special guest was retired judge, mediator, philanthropist and mediation legend Danny Weinstein. Judge Weinstein shared his multifaceted experience in resolving complex, high-stakes, multilateral commercial and political disputes. He is the co-founder of JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services) and the founder of the JAMS Weinstein International Fellowship Program and the Weinstein International Foundation.

The webinar was held in the format of an interview conducted by Bruce Edwards, also a co-founder of JAMS. During the conversation, Judge Weinstein spoke about his experience mediating in war-torn Bosnia, where he participated in the transfer of funds worth $15 billion between Muslims, Croats and Serbs, which was an important step in the overall settlement of the conflict.

One of the key moments of the meeting was Judge Weinstein's reflections on the importance of mediation in the modern world. He emphasized the importance of trust and open dialogue in dispute resolution, and stressed the need for flexibility and creativity in finding solutions.

The webinar participants had the opportunity not only to hear fascinating stories and analysis from one of the most influential mediators of our time, but also to ask their questions. Issues related to expanding access to justice, the role of mediation in international conflicts and its importance for society were discussed.

The event was extremely informative and useful for anyone interested in developing mediation and resolving complex conflicts. We are grateful to all participants for their active participation and invite you to the next webinars of the Hot Talks on Mediation series, where we will continue to explore important aspects of mediation and dispute resolution with the best experts from around the world.

The next meetings promise to be no less interesting, so stay tuned for our announcements

Recording of the meeting:

Ukrainian language

English language

The event was held within the framework of the Project “CONSENT: Raising the Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ukraine with a Focus on Mediation", implemented by the Ukrainian Academy of Mediation with the financial support of the European Union.