CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 4, Issue 18 - February 6, 2004

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LL.M. PROGRAM ACCEPTS FIVE STUDENTS FOR FALL 2004
The LL.M. Admissions Committee recently accepted five students for next year’s class. As usual, the program attracted a very exciting and diverse group of applicants. The Committee will meet again to review applications that are completed by March 1. If you know anyone who might be interested in applying, you might let them know about the next deadline. For more information about admission to the LL.M. Program, see http://www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/admission_requirements.htm.

CORRECTION: CPR AWARDS FOR CENTER FACULTY
The last issue of the newsletter listed Center faculty who previously received awards from the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. The list did not include Prof. Philip Harter who won the Outstanding Practical Achievement Award in 1991 “for his cumulative efforts in promoting the use of consensual processes by government agencies.” Apologies to Prof. Harter.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

CALL FOR PAPERS: FEB. 23 UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME ANNUAL STUDENT PEACE CONFERENCE
MARCH 26-27, NOTRE DAME, IN The University of Notre Dame’s annual Student Peace Conference will take place March 26-27. The conference is officially sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and is planned and directed entirely by undergraduate students of the university. Undergraduate and graduate peace visionaries of all majors are welcome to submit proposals regarding potential presentations. Presentations of peace in all forms, and from all disciplines and perspectives are welcomed. Proposal deadline: Mon., Feb. 23.

NATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION EDUCATION CONFERENCE
MAY 5-8, COLUMBUS, OH The National Conflict Resolution Education Conference, “What Works! Innovations in Conflict Resolution: Early Childhood to Higher Education,” will be May 5-8 in Columbus, OH. This conference is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution on behalf of the Education Section, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, the Interfaith Center for Peace, and the Ohio Resource Network. Also, the ACR Education Section’s Mid-Year Meeting will take place in conjunction with this conference.

ASSOCIATION OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY SECTION 2004 MID-YEAR CONFERENCE
MAY 20-22, PORTLAND, OR ACR’s Environment and Public Policy Section will host its annual Mid-Year Conference in Portland, OR.

2004 SUMMER PEACEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
SUMMER 2004, WASHINGTON, DC American University is sponsoring the 2004 Summer Peacebuilding and Development Institute in Washington, DC. The institute provides knowledge, practical experience, and skills for practitioners, teachers, and students involved in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance, and development.

CALL FOR PAPERS: JUNE 15 2004 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE REGIONAL PEACE STUDIES CONSORTIUM
NOV. 2004, SYRACUSE, NY The theme of the 2004 Conference of the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium is “The Role of Multiculturalism in Peacekeeping, Peacemaking, and Peacebuilding.” Papers are invited from all areas of peace, conflict, and social justice studies from any disciplinary perspective. Proposal and abstract deadline: June 15. For more information, see the binder in 206 Hulston.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

REQUEST FOR WRITERS: COMMUNITY MEDIATION POLICY RESEARCH, ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is examining critical policy issues currently facing the field of community mediation. To assist in that effort, NAFCM seeks writers to prepare reports summarizing research on each issue, analyzing key concerns for community mediation, and offering suggestions for policies to address the issues. For more information on the request for writers see the binder in 206 Hulston. Application deadline: February 17.

OMBUDSMAN / MEDIATOR POSITIONS
CALIFORNIA Kaiser Permanente seeks applicants for ombudsman/mediator positions at several of its California health care facilities. This position functions as an organizational ombudsman and mediator offering patients and staff a conflict management program to improve patient and provider/staff satisfaction (including resolving patient/provider disputes early and quickly), improve patient safety, and reduce the cost of health care dispute resolution. For details, see http://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/ and search for “mediator.”