Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution: Inter-Cultural Conflict

5th Annual Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution
April 15, 2015 @ 11 am to 1:30 pm Alaska time

Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable Raf Gangat, former South African Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, Former Consul General in Pakistan, and Former South African Ambassador to The Palestinian Territories.

‘Inter-Cultural Conflict’ with a particular emphasis on Indigenous Conflict Resolution.

1. Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Inter-Cultural Conflict (facilitated by Mike Jones, Arizona Summit Law School and David Wexler, University of Puerto Rico School of Law, 40 min)
2. The Causes and Consequences of Inter-Cultural Conflict and the Value of Restorative Practices (facilitated by Bruce Barnes, Matsunaga Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution, University of Hawaii, 40 min)
3. Circle Peace-Making, Indigenous Knowledge, and Dispute Resolution  (co-facilitated by Brett Shelton, Oglala Sioux, Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, Colorado and Polly Hylsop, Athabascan Dineh, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 40 min)

How to Participate:
If you would like to present a short piece under any of the three above headings, please contact Brian Jarrett and Polly Hyslop and we will slot your discussion piece in the appropriate session. We will maintain our informal town-hall style format as we have in previous Cyber-conferences, so we expect short presentations mixed with lively discussion.

Be sure to reserve a conference room and the Cyber-Conference video-conferencing support at your institution well in advance of the event. Kelly Gitter at UAF will once again help us test the connections, prior to the conference. Kelly will arrange and test the video-conferencing hook up for you and/or your local tech-support person.

Advertising and Promotion:
The inclusive philosophy of the Cyber-Conference is important. This conference does not belong to one organization or university. It is shared by all participating institutions and therefore relies on our all of our collective voices. Therefore, feel free to promote the event as your Cyber-conference at your institution, university, and/or center.

Paper Submissions:
We welcome papers for both the website and the peer-reviewed written journal, namely, the Alaska Journal of Dispute Resolution, now in its fifth year. We have received some paper submissions but we welcome more! Note: if you wish to submit a paper to the Alaska Journal of Dispute Resolution (AJDR, 2015) please use APA format.

Graduate Student Posters
We are also welcoming graduate and law student posters to promote the work of all interested students.

We invite you to get the word out about this important global event as we work together to build peace and promote civil society.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Brian Jarrett.

Arizona Conflict Summit

You are invited to attend the 2011 Arizona Conflict Summit on April 8, 2011, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

This summit will bring together practitioners and academics to discuss contemporary approaches to conflict management in Civil Dialogue, Civil Discourse, Collaborative Divorce, Cyberbullying, Facilitation, Intercultural Conflict, Intimate Partner Violence, Mediation, Organizational Bullying, Strategic Communication, & Work-Life Conflict

The summit includes a keynote address from Steve Dinkin, Director of the National Conflict Resolution Center


Questions about the Summit? Contact Jess Alberts at or Kendra Knight at

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