CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 4, Issue 27 - April 8, 2004

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LL.M. PROGRAM ACCEPTS ELEVEN STUDENTS FOR FALL 2004
The LL.M. Admissions Committee recently accepted eleven students for next year’s class. As usual, the program attracted a very exciting and diverse group of applicants. For more information about admission to the LL.M. Program, see the LL.M. web site.

PROF. ROBERT H. MNOOKIN TO PRESENT ANNUAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION LECTURE
MON., APRIL 12, 1 PM, ROOM 7 Prof. Robert H. Mnookin, Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project, will present a lecture, "Resolving Conflicts "Behind" the Table: The Future of Jewish Settlements in the West Bank and Gaza", at 1 p.m. in Room 7 on Mon., April 12. Long recognized as one of the world’s leading legal scholars, practitioners, and teachers in the field of conflict resolution, Prof. Mnookin has been a pioneer in the interdisciplinary understanding of conflict and its resolution in contexts ranging from families and children to multi-national corporations. He has done seminal work in negotiation, mediation, and dispute systems design, and in 2000 published the acclaimed Beyond Winning: Negotiating to Create Value in Deals and Disputes. Most recently, Prof. Mnookin has focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which will be the topic of his talk at the School of Law. See "Peacemakers," an article that appears in the March-April 2004 issue of Harvard Magazine, for more information on this topic. The lecture is free of charge and will be followed by a reception.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

NATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION EDUCATION CONFERENCE
MAY 5-8, COLUMBUS, OHIO "What Works! Innovations in Conflict Resolution Education: Early Childhood to Higher Education", will be held on May 5-8, in Columbus, OH, and 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. The ACR Education Section’s Mid-Year Meeting will take place in conjunction with this conference.

CALL FOR PAPERS: RESEARCH IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS CONFLICTS AND CHANGE
Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, an annual volume published by Elsevier Science/JAI Press, encourages submissions for Volume 26. This volume will be non-thematic: submissions appropriate to any of the three broad foci reflected in the series title will be considered. To ensure consideration for publication in Volume 26, submissions must arrive by July 15. Full submission guidelines are available on the RSMCC web site.

ACR’S ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY SECTION 2004 MID-YEAR CONFERENCE
MAY 20-22, PORTLAND, OR The Association for Conflict Resolution’s Environment and Public Policy Section will host its annual mid-year conference "Leadership Forum 2004: Challenges and Strategies for Environment and Public Policy Conflict Resolution", in Portland, OR in May.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

MANAGER EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
AMES, IA Iowa State University is seeking a manager of the Employee and Labor Relations area within Human Resource Services. This position develops and manages the university’s dispute resolution program, coordinates the employee grievance procedures, among many other duties. Application deadline: April 23.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, NAFCM
WASHINGTON, DC The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) is seeking a director of development.

PEACEBUILDING PROJECT COORDINATOR
COLOMBIA Lutheran World Relief recently received foundation funding for a 2-3 year project in Colombia involving U.S. faith-based communities. The position entails facilitating community-based research of peace projects in Colombia. For the full position description for the part-time (40%) Peacebuilding Project Coordinator to be based in the Midwest, see the web site.

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
LIBERIA The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking a Gender Based Violence Manager. Since 1993 the IRC has provided hope and humanitarian aid to refugees and other victims of oppression and violent conflict around the world. A social work or related background and experience in project management in conflict or post-conflict situations and community development, preferably in Africa, is required.