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Signing the Memorandum of Understanding with the ICRD

Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution held signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy on November 5,2008 at the School of Law.

Time: 13:29

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East Meets West: An International Dialogue on Mediation and Med-Arb in the U.S. and China

Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution held its second international video conference on September 17, 2008 at the School of Law.

Part I (1:03:40) | Part II (1:34:47)

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Conference - Negotiating, Mediating and Managing Conflict: Evolution in a Global Society

Conference begins with an Introduction by Dean Linda Livingstone, Dean of the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University. Other videos include individual lectures and roundtable discussions.

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ADR in the Courts

Judge Helen Bendix and Judge Alexander Williams III of the Los Angeles Superior Court discuss the changes taking place in the nation’s courts as a result of alternative dispute resolution. Learning about the significant role ADR has played in the busiest court in the nation provides students with a glimpse at the dynamic changes taking place in the way our society manages conflict.

Part I (6:41) | Part II (12:33) | Part III (12:32)

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Along the Borderline

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes address a variety of client needs. In different situations, different approaches best meet the needs of particular clients. As ADR practitioners skilled at delivering a variety of processes, the question of when it is appropriate to mix approaches arises.

Time: 16:05

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A Matter of Choice

This video provides students and professionals with a rare opportunity to observe the opening remarks of a judicial settlement conference as delivered by Judge Alexander Williams III of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Part I (16:27) | Part II (15:09)

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An Interview with Felix Doerfelt - 2007 LL.M. Graduate

Fulbright scholar Felix Doerfelt, an international law student from Germany, received his Masters in Law (LL.M.) from the Straus Institute in May of 2007. In this interview, Felix discusses his studies at Straus and explains how an education in dispute resolution figures into his long-term plans to practice and teach law in his native country.

Time: 11:08

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Beijing Video Conference

In November of 2007, a historic international video conference took place at the Straus Institute of the Pepperdine University Law School. Members of the Beijing Arbitration Commission explored the emerging importance of mediation in international dispute resolution with their American colleagues.

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Divorce Mediation

Nina Meierding, recognized as one of the leading divorce mediators in the country, discusses the challenges of mediating domestic disputes.

Time: 15:21

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Faith-based diplomacy

Straus Institute adjunct professor Brian Cox, a pioneer in the emerging field of faith-based diplomacy, shares insights he has gained practicing faith-based diplomacy in Kashmir, Syria, and the Balkans in collaboration with the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy.

Part 1 (19:24) | Part 2 (20:05)

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International Student Conversation

In an informal roundtable conversation, Giorgi Chaladze, Sangyeop Lee, and Soraiya Campbell, international students enrolled in the Straus Institute at the Pepperdine University Law School, share their views and experiences regarding the top-ranked graduate program in dispute resolution in the nation.

Time: 17:27

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The Man Who Listens to Horses - Monty Roberts

Monty Roberts recounts his violent upbringing, which led him to develop his unique non-violent method of training horses used around the world today.

Part 1 (17:46) | Part 2 (10:30)

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