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The Tactics of Resolution in Law Enforcement

Dispute Resolution Law Journal Symposium

November 4, 2023 

Join the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, the Weinstein International Foundation, and the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal for a one-day event on Saturday, November 4, 2023, in Malibu, California, for a global discussion exploring the intersection of community-policing and dispute resolution.  The Tactics of Resolution: Exploring International Innovation in Law Enforcement and Conflict Resolution will feature panels and discussions on how law enforcement stakeholders can collectively engage in peacemaking practices to respond to harm and redress injustices. At this exclusive one-day conference, participants will dive deep into the heart of community policing and dispute resolution, bringing together global perspectives and transformative strategies. Policymaking meets peacemaking in a dynamic confluence of panels, workshops, and discussions aimed at creating safer, more harmonious communities worldwide. Whether you're a law enforcement professional, dispute resolution practitioner, policymaker, or a passionate community member, this conference offers a unique opportunity to be part of a global dialogue. Together, we'll explore innovative solutions, bridge gaps, and pave the way for a safer and more just future.


DRLJ Symposium Panelists

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If you have any questions contact Deborah Jasmin

The Tactics of Resolution: Exploring International Innovation in Law Enforcement and Conflict Resolution

This event provides a great platform to network with fellow professionals, exchange ideas, and establish valuable connections within the law enforcement community.  
Join us at the conference to see fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and practical strategies that can be implemented to enhance community safety and policing effectiveness in our communities.


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration and Welcome Breakfast

Continental breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM: Opening Ceremony

Opening and Welcome Remarks
Dean Sukhsimranjit Singh (Straus Institute)
Reeve Lanigan (DRLJ)

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM: Keynote Address

Keynote speaker: Pastor Matthew Hennessee
Q&A session with the keynote speaker

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: Morning Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Panel Discussion 1 | Police Leaders Perspective: Leading from the Front |  Police Leaders on Innovations and Challenges

Moderator: Shaphan Roberts


Deanna Cantrell
Jerald Monahan 
Michel Moore

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:40 PM - 2:45 PM: Panel Discussion 2 | International Perspectives on Policing and Conflict Resolution: A Conversation with Weinstein International Foundation Fellows 

Moderator: Ellen Bass  and Judge Danny Weinstein


Dr. Ehsan Sadiq
Judge Etienne Martins
Dr. Wendell Wallace
Kyonghan Kang

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Afternoon Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Panel Discussion 3 | Community Perspective | Policing and Conflict Resolution Innovations and Best Practices

Moderator introduction
Panelists discuss approaches to conflict resolution with a community lens 
Panelists share innovative community policing strategies from their respective communities
Breakout sessions 

Moderator: Sandy Jo MacArthur


Lisa Broderick
Matt Hennessee
Perry Bradley 
Jody Armour
Dale Bonner 

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM: Closing Plenary | From Theory to Practice