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Straus Institute Presents Managing Conflict Symposium


Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution together with the Dispute Resolution Law Journal will present Negotiating, Mediating, and Managing Conflict: Evolution in a Global Society, a day long symposium on April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the School of Law.

The first topic of the day will be culture, tradition, and language in cross-border negotiations and international conflict. Speakers include Maureen Weston of Pepperdine School of Law, Andrew Aglionby of Baker & McKenzie, John Barkai of University of Hawaii, Sally Harpole of Hong Kong, Charles Wiggins of University of San Diego, and Michael Zacharia, formerly of Duty Free Shopping.

Speaking to the topic of the global evolution of business mediation will be Thomas Stipanowich of Pepperdine School of Law, Madame Wang Hongsong of the Beijing Arbitration Commission, Hal Abramson of Touro School of Law, Paul Grossman of Paul Hastings, John Hinchey of King & Spalding, and Jay Welsh of JAMS.

The luncheon speaker will be Mary Walker, General Counsel for the United States Air Force.

Finally, Peter Robinson of Pepperdine School of Law, Phillip Armstrong of Georgia Pacific, Kathleen Bryan of CPR, Stephen Gates, formerly of ConocoPhillips, Deborah Masucci of AIG, and Charles Morgan of FTI Consulting will discuss early and effective conflict management for global organizations

For more information or to register please click here or call Lori Rushford at 310-506-6342. Approved for 6 hours of MCLE Credit.