Issue 5: July 2014 Edition

Electronic Journal of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (NCRP)

California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)

Another thoughtful, informative, provocative, fun-filled issue that covers all the bases from Animation to Zensational!

  • Animation set to music. Let the incredible lightness of “Blue Medic” put a smile on your face.
  • Bet you didn’t know that “Nurses Eat their Young.” The world of bullying and hazing rituals exposed in a university hospital.
  • Never heard of Belafonte? Don’t worry, you know the celebrity power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé. Belafonte accused them of selling out African American youth in “The Impact of African American Celebrity Entertainers.”
  • Read about youth exiting foster care without the skills to fend for themselves. As told by a former foster child herself in “Emancipating Foster Youth without Life Skills.”
  • More about youth. Is the key to success in youth sports linked to the attribute of “resilience?” If so, can it be taught?
  • Identity is challenged in “Not Japanese Enough!” when an American Japanese Jamaican goes to work for an “authentic” Japanese business.
  • Also, a Mexican establishes his own identity, separate from pigeon-holed categories of Mexican American or Southern Californian in “Chavez and Me.”
  • A family moves to Chile and struggles to fit in. Find out how the scales are lifted from their eyes a year later in “Blind to Intercultural Conflict.”
  • Was the job offer a set-up from the start to enhance the company stock price? Heed the advice of an “older-but-wiser” job-seeker in “Read This Before You Take that Job!”
  • Although employers rank listening as one of the top three skills sought in applicants, over 60% of business errors are attributed to poor listening. “Heard of the Listening Gap?” proposes the introduction of formal lessons on how to listen.
  • An artist reveals herself by degrees as she exchanges letters with her uncle in a poem, “Letters to Uncle Ether.” Zensational!

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Margaret Manning, M.A., Dip.Ed.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
California State University Dominguez Hills