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The Scheinman Institute is the world’s preeminent institute focused on workplace conflict resolution. 

The Institute's blog provides the latest information and news about the Institute's research, education, student engagement and outreach.

Sign Up To Join the Labor and Employment ADR HUB

The Scheinman ADR HUB, under the direction of co-directors Ellen Gallin Procida and Katrina Nobles, is a destination for arbitrators, mediators, other neutrals, advocates, practitioners, other professionals and students to discuss current issues impacting the field of dispute resolution.
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Sign Up To Join the Labor and Employment ADR HUB

Hopi & Navajo Mediation Engaged Learning Program Provides Unique Opportunities

Kevin Diaz '24 learned about Hopi mediation and Navajo peacemaking through the Hopi & Navajo Engaged Learning Program.
Kevin Diaz speaking about his experience in the Hopi and Navajo Nations Program.
Hopi & Navajo Mediation Engaged Learning Program Provides Unique Opportunities

Campus Mediation Program Provides 'Unique Opportunity'

Anika Bajpai ‘22 learned how to help her fellow students by learning alternative dispute resolution skills through the Scheinman Institute's Campus Mediation Program.
Anika Bajpai
Campus Mediation Program Provides 'Unique Opportunity'

David B. Lipsky: ILR Icon

David B. Lipsky was a former dean of the ILR School and the founding director of the Scheinman Institute. He died on January 17, 2023.
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David B. Lipsky: ILR Icon

Alumni Spotlight: Paul Maier

Paul Maier '13 explains how the Workplace Relations Commission functions to facilitate conflict resolution when it comes to Irish labor and employment disputes.
Paul Maier
Alumni Spotlight: Paul Maier

Neutral in Residence Ralph Berger Pays Homage to Jean McKelvey

Arbitrator and Mediator Ralph Berger speaks about the impressive career and legacy of the namesake for the Scheinman Institute's Neutral in Residence position: Professor Jean T. McKelvey.
Jean T. McKelvey
Neutral in Residence Ralph Berger Pays Homage to Jean McKelvey

New International and Comparative Labor and Employment Challenges: Dean Colvin and Director Katz Share Insights

Dean Colvin and Director Katz participate in LERA international discussion on employment relations issues.
Worker wearing hard hat
New International and Comparative Labor and Employment Challenges: Dean Colvin and Director Katz Share Insights

Conducting Investigations while Social Distancing

Scheinman Institute experts outline practical considerations for conducting investigations while social distancing.
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Conducting Investigations while Social Distancing

The Expansion and Implications of Various Forms of Collective Representation in the United States

Director Harry Katz's farewell address as President of the Labor Employment Relations Association.
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The Expansion and Implications of Various Forms of Collective Representation in the United States

Student Activities

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Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club Members Learn Vital Negotiation Skills

Watch as Aiden Dudley '26 and Ron Varghese '25 of the Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club share their experience learning about and practicing negotiation with SCRC.
Ron and Aiden
Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club Members Learn Vital Negotiation Skills

Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club Lines Up Educational Events for Students

SCRC President Patrick Mehler '23 describes the club's events this semester, including simulations and talks from guest speakers.
Patrick Mehler '23
Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club Lines Up Educational Events for Students

AFT Intern Evan Sunshine Learned Important Bargaining Skills

Watch Evan Sunshine '24 highlight the important lessons he learned from his internship with the American Federation of Teachers.
Evan Sunshine
AFT Intern Evan Sunshine Learned Important Bargaining Skills

Healthcare Insights: Why Improved Wages Are A Direct Link To Improving Health

In this month's Healthcare Insights, John August reveals how raising wages can directly benefit health.
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Healthcare Insights: Why Improved Wages Are A Direct Link To Improving Health

Healthcare Insights: Doctors as Leaders

In this month's edition of Healthcare Insights, John August profiles Drs. Nikki Cotler and Morris Gagliardi, practitioners and leaders at Gotham Health/Gouverneur Hospital in New York City. They chose public health to make a real difference on behalf of our most vulnerable populations.
Depiction of two doctors discussed in the article.
Healthcare Insights: Doctors as Leaders

Healthcare Insights: Today's Young Doctors Have Formed Their Own Union

John August explores the recent union organizing efforts of young doctors.
Lorenzo Gonzalez, MD, MPL and Yariana Rodriguez Ortiz, MD
Healthcare Insights: Today's Young Doctors Have Formed Their Own Union

Resolving the Dispute: Scott E. Buchheit

Board member and noted arbitrator Scott E. Buchheit  shares the unique challenges he faced in an interesting and unusual case at a large zoo.
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Resolving the Dispute: Scott E. Buchheit

Scheinman Board Member Belen Honored With Alumni Award

The Frank H.T. Rhodes Alumni Service Award, a prestigious honor given to Cornell alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to Cornell through long-term volunteer activity, has been awarded to Institute Advisory Board Member Ariel Belen, JD ‘81. 
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Scheinman Board Member Belen Honored With Alumni Award

Honoring Marty Scheinman With New Student Support Gift Fund

Student Support Fund Established To Honor Marty Sheinman
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Honoring Marty Scheinman With New Student Support Gift Fund

Director Updates

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Director's Update: Averted Railroad Strike

Institute Director Harry Katz discusses the role of mediation in the recently averted US railroad strike.
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Director's Update: Averted Railroad Strike

Director's Update: New Student Gift Fund

Institute Director Harry Katz discusses a new gift fund to honor Marty Scheinman and help to develop a new, more inclusive generation of neutrals.
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Director's Update: New Student Gift Fund

Director's Update: Conflict Resolution in the Sports Industry

In this month's Director's Update, Institute Director Harry Katz discusses the importance of conflict resolution in the sports industry.
Image of Scheinman Institute Director Harry Katz.
Director's Update: Conflict Resolution in the Sports Industry