Editor's Introduction

Published date01 December 2017
Date01 December 2017
C R Q, vol. 35, no. 2, Winter 2017 145
© 2017 Association for Confl ict Resolution and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) • DOI: 10.1002/crq.21209
C ongratulations to the Association for Confl ict Resolution for a won-
derful conference in Dallas-Addison, Texas!  e next conference will
be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from October 3–6, 2018. Please make
plans to join us.  is is an opportunity to gain and share knowledge from
within your area of specialty but also to learn more about the application of
confl ict resolution processes and skills across a broad array of contexts such
as healthcare, workplace, courts, schools, elder care, commercial applica-
tions, and many more.
At this year’s conference, the Editorial Board for Confl ict Resolution
Quarterly discussed the existing need for new research-based knowledge
in various application areas including family mediation, ombuds/work-
place, and confl ict resolution education. In addition to seeking to answer
lingering questions, we discussed the importance of disseminating existing
knowledge. Toward the goal of knowledge dissemination, please check out
our website, where you can search by keyword for research on your areas of
interest. Some articles are available for free on our website as well: http://
Members of ACR can access articles for free as a part of their mem-
bership benefi ts: https://acrnet.org/ACR/Publications/Confl ict_
is edition’s articles shed light on confl ict resolution practice in many
contexts and answer key questions about the effi cacy of diff erent mediator
styles and attitudes, the need for environmental confl ict resolution by mul-
tinational oil companies, transforming collective history and identities in
the service of healing and peace, understanding diff erences in attitudes and
orientations between politicians and community leaders, and the impor-
tance of balancing competing moral values in mediation.
Happy reading!
Susan S. Raines , Ph.D.
Professor of Confl ict Management
School of Confl ict Management, Peacebuildling and Development
Kennesaw State University

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