1, Number 1 Jan/Feb 2000
Studies 2000 Conference for Graduate Students Coming
Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Massachusetts
Boston is hosting its third
biennial Conflict Studies
Conference: The New Generation of Ideas
on October 27 - 28, 2000.
The conference is organized around three ideas: creating
a community of scholars and practitioners in the emerging
field of conflict resolution, providing an opportunity
for students to present their work, and providing an
opportunity for graduate students to explore possible
careers in dispute resolution. It is a conference for
and by graduate students studying conflict.
The day and a half long conference includes an opening
plenary, panel discussions chaired by prominent dispute
resolution scholars and professionals, a keynote address,
dinner and a career expo. Previous panel chairs have
included DEBORAH KOLB (Simmons College), CRAIG MCEWEN
(Bowdoin College), JANET RIFKIN (UMass-Amherst), MARY
ROWE (MIT), JESWALD SALACUSE (Tufts), FRANK SANDER (Harvard),
and LAWRENCE SUSSKIND (MIT).
The Career Expo is held on the second day of
the conference, running concurrently with the panel
discussions. Dispute resolution professionals from around
Boston come to talk with students about career opportunities
in their fields. In 1998, professionals working in areas
such as family and divorce mediation, environmental
science, organizational consulting, the courts, and
higher education were present.
Student participants have come from around the nation
and the world. They are studying is disciplines such
as religion, social science, political science, anthropology,
communications, sociology, law, psychology. Additionally,
student papers from each conference have been published
in prominent dispute resolution journals. Following
the 1996 conference, one conference paper was published
in Mediation Quarterly and one was published
in Negotiation Journal. Following the 1998 conference,
Mediation Quarterly, published an entire issue
(issue 17:1, summer 1999) devoted to papers from the
Abstracts are due March 15, 2000.
For more information or the Call for Proposals, please
contact us 617.287.7421 or email@example.com.
Conference information is also available on our web
page at UMass
Submitted by AMY REBECCA GAY, Assistant Director, Graduate
Programs in Dispute Resolution at University of Massachusetts
project of Campus Conflict Resolution
Supported by a FIPSE grant from the US Department of Education
and seed money from the Hewlett Foundation-funded CRInfo
to CMHE Report
(Attn: Bill Warters)
Campus Conflict Resolution Resources Project
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