The Role of Culture in Mediation

Presented by: Sharon Raphael, University of the West Indies
Presented at: 5th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: March 17, 2012

Session Description: This workshop explores the disconnect between the institutional practice of mediation and the cultural practices of the island of Trinidad. This workshop shared how mediators, through more culturally sensitive training and practice can become attuned to particular cultural nuances of disputants, which may lead to more lasting agreements and further reinforce the uniqueness of the local culture.