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Sat, Oct 26, 2013

Digital Attack Map

The new Digital Attack Map is a live data visualization of DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks around the globe, built through a collaboration between Google Ideas and Arbor Networks. The tool surfaces anonymous attack traffic data to let users explore historic trends and find reports of outages happening on a given day. DDoS attacks are now common-place as bot-nets become available for rent as tools to attack websites groups disagree with. Distributed Denial of Service attacks can be used to make important online information unavailable to the world. Sites covering elections are brought down to influence their outcome, media sites are attacked to censor stories, and even businesses are taken offline.  The map is embeddable in other sites, as shown below.


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2013 10 26 | Filed under Tech News  

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Conversations with a Long-time Mediator featuring Zena Zumeta

You are invited to join us for the ninth annual Hank Marx Lecture in Dispute Resolution: “Conversations with a Long-time Mediator: Lessons from Experience.” The event will be held at the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium November 7, 2013 at 3:00pm at the Wayne State University Law School Bldg. (Grab a flyer with parking map.)  You can also watch the event live via web streaming at on Nov 7, 2013

Our featured speaker is Ann Arbor-based Zena Zumeta. Zena has been practicing mediation since 1982, and has seen many changes in the field and in practice during that time. She will take the opportunity to reflect on the practice of mediation today, the hopes for the field 30 years ago, and her experiences along the way. The journey has been both eventful and satisfying. Come journey with her, and bring your own questions and reflections!

Ms. Zumeta is the recipient of numerous awards, among them the National Education Association/Saturn Corporation Award for Union-Management Collaboration; the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution; and the Kumba Award from the National Conference on Minorities in ADR.

Zumeta practices in the areas of family, employment and civil mediation. She teaches mediation in Michigan and nationally and does consulting and conflict intervention in organizations. She is a past board member of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, a past member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Council of the State Bar of Michigan and past president of the Academy of Family Mediators, the Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan - Washtenaw Region. She is an Advanced Practitioner member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and has served on many of its committees. Ms. Zumeta has presented at national conferences for the American Bar Association, ACR, and the Association for Family and Conciliation Courts.


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2013 10 26 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  

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Tue, Oct 08, 2013

CR and Peacemaking in Higher Education Symposium - Philadelphia area

If you are interested in integrating peacemaking and conflict resolution content into your higher education offerings AND you happen to live within driving distance of Philadelphia, then you are going to want to check out this Conflict Resolution Day event hosted by the Association for Conflict Resolution Great Philadelphia Chapter. The event provides a networking opportunity and a chance to hear the latest news from keynote presenter David Smith, editor of Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource. The event will be held October 17 from 1:30-3:30 at Chestnut Hill College. See the attached flyer (click on image) for details and additional contact information.


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2013 10 08 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  

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