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"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 … read more

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Convergence EP11: Amy Schmitz and Reviewing 2021 for the Law and Dispute Resolution

February 1st, 2022


In EP11, host Oladeji Tiamiyu speaks with Amy Schmitz, the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at the Ohio State University Moritz …

Convergence Ep10: Baba Galleh Jallow & the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

December 9th, 2021


In EP10, host Oladeji Tiamiyu speaks with Baba Jallow about his multi-faceted life, from a journalist uncovering human rights violations in his …

ConvergenceConvergence EP9: Lainey Feingold - Technology, Accessibility & Emotional Intelligence

October 27th, 2021


In EP9, host Oladeji Tiamiyu speaks with Lainey Feingold about the recently released second edition of her book "Structured Negotiation," how …

Convergence EP8: Stephen Leon Kane - Public Service in Everyday Life & Tech's Impact in Law

October 7th, 2021


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 …

Convergence EP7: Memme Onwudiwe - AI Use Case & Contracts as Data

September 15th, 2021


In EP7, we speak with Memme Onwudiwe about his company's use of artificial intelligence in preventative dispute resolution and contract management.

Convergence EP6: Hari Osofsky & Alyson Carrel – The future of legal education

August 12th, 2021


In EP6, host Oladeji Tiamiyu speaks with Hari Osofsky, the recently appointed Dean of Northwestern School of Law and Alyson Carrel, the co-Director …

Convergence, Ep5: Joshua Crabtree - Creative Access to Justice Approaches in Rural America

July 21st, 2021


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 …

Convergence, Ep4: Jess Fjeld - Overcoming Life Challenges & AI Ethics

June 28th, 2021


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 …

Convergence, Ep3: Meeri Haataja - AI Ethics & Governance

June 9th, 2021


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 …

Convergence, Ep2: Federico Ast & Sophie Nappert - Blockchain ODR & Crowdsourced Decision-making

May 20th, 2021


In Ep2 of "Convergence", host Oladeji Tiamiyu discusses blockchain technology and decentralized justice with guests Federico Ast and Sophie Nappert. …

Convergence, Ep1: Colin Rule - Online Dispute Resolution's Origin Stories

April 29th, 2021


On Episode 1 of "Convergence" we welcome guest Colin Rule. "Convergence" is a podcast exploring topics at the intersection of dispute resolution and …

Convergence: A Podcast on Dispute Resolution & Technology

April 28th, 2021


"Convergence" will explore topics at the intersection of dispute resolution and technology with thought-leaders and leading practitioners in the …

Thanks for Listening, Ep10: Mr. Phillips goes to Washington

August 31st, 2020


Thanks for Listening, Ep10: Mr. Phillips goes to Washington by Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

Thanks for Listening, Ep 9: Racism, Dialogue, and Avoiding the “Woodchipper of Partisanship”

August 18th, 2020


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 …

Thanks for Listening, Ep8: Strength in Numbers

June 30th, 2020


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 …

Thanks for Listening Ep7: Echo Chamber or Space for Learning? Navigating Divides on Social Media

April 23rd, 2020


Welcome to the seventh episode of our podcast, Thanks for Listening!

This episode explores the challenges inherent in online political …

Thanks for Listening Ep 6: Listening for the Divide

March 10th, 2020


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 …

Thanks for Listening: Ep5 - "It's Trump Time"

December 23rd, 2019


Communities in Kentucky and Massachusetts convene for dialogue about families, life, and politics

Thanks for Listening Ep 4: Discovering and Debunking Divides in the Heart of Kentucky Coal Country

November 21st, 2019


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 …

Thanks for Listening: Ep3 - Rebuilding after crisis Community conversations in Falcon Heights, MN

July 2nd, 2019


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 …

Thanks for Listening: Episode 2 - Youth, Dialogue and The "Can We?" Project

May 8th, 2019


What would happen if people learned to flex their “dialogue muscles” at a very young age? What if, before developing a lot of disconnecting …

Thanks for Listening: Episode 1

November 16th, 2018


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. …

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