Fall 2012 Symposium: “Negotiating the Extremes: Impossible Political Dialogues in the 21st Century”
Monday, November 5, 2012
Moot Court Room
In Getting to Yes, the authors praise democracy for “surfacing rather than suppressing conflict.” Such a political system, the authors suggest, allows for productive interest-based bargaining. As the tumultuous 2012 presidential election approaches, one wonders: Is that rosy depiction of democracy still accurate? Do the negotiation strategies endorsed in Getting to Yes and other seminal ADR texts have relevance to modern politicians trying to solve public conflicts—and get elected?
We will interrogate those questions in the Journal of Conflict Resolution‘s Annual Symposium, “Negotiating the Extremes: Impossible Political Dialogues in the 21st Century.” The conference will examine the possibilities for conversation, negotiation and dispute resolution within an increasingly polarized political climate. We will bring together domestic and international experts on elections, democratic dialogue, negotiation and legislation, and modern media.
The timing of our Symposium—the day before the 2012 election—is intentional: a polarized and political moment in our nation’s history. This event offers the opportunity for scholars and practitioners of dispute resolution to consider the question: What does the ADR community have to contribute to dialogue in the public sphere?
Register online at http://goo.gl/bHU7u — Symposium papers will be published by the Journal. The event is free and open to the public.
- Fall 2012: Negotiating the Extremes: Impossible Political Dialogues in the 21st Century
- Fall 2011: Culture, Religion and Conflict Resolution: What’s Identity and Faith Got To Do With It?
- Fall 2010: Energy and the Environment: Preventing and Resolving Conflicts
- Fall 2009: Conflict Resolution at Work: ADR in the Private and Public Sectors
- Fall 2008: Whither Arbitration?
- Spring 2004: Justice in Mediation
- Spring 2003: Negotiating With Terrorists And Non-State Actors: The Journey To World Peacey
- Fall 2002: ADR in the Entertainment Industry
- Spring 2002: Arbitrating Corporate Malfeasance
- Fall 2001: Sports Law and ADR
- 2000: Using Alternative Dispute Resolution in Intellectual Property Cases
- 1999: Addressing the “Redress”: A Discussion of the Status of the United States Postal Service’s Transformative Mediation Program
- 1999: Shed their Swords and Armor to Enter Certain ADR Arenas?
- 1998: The State of the States: Dispute Resolution in the Courts