ACR-GNY & CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College present
Star Wars, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution
May the Fourth is marked by millions of Star Wars fans around the world as the saga's unofficial day of celebration. What better day for a Roundtable Breakfast focused on Star Wars, mediation, and conflict resolution?
In this session, Jen Reynolds and Noam Ebner, co-editors of the Star Wars and Conflict Resolution: There Are Alternatives to Fighting (2022, DRI Press) will draw connections between Star Wars and mediation practice, and discuss the benefits of doing so for the conflict resolution field. Through exploring Star Wars "case studies" and the questions and challenges they raise, participants will gain new insights into mediation -- whether in a galaxy far, far away, or one much closer to home.
Join us for a fun and stimulating session exploring the complexities of mediation and conflict resolution through one of the most beloved cultural narratives of our time…and May the Fourth be With You!
NOAM EBNER & JENNIFER REYNOLDS
Noam Ebner is a professor of negotiation and conflict resolution at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business. An early innovator in online teaching, he formerly chaired Creighton Law School’s online graduate program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Previously, Ebner taught at universities around the world and practiced as an attorney, negotiator, mediator, and trainer. Ebner received his LL.B and LL.M degrees from Hebrew University (Israel), followed by a postgraduate diploma in social science research from the University of Bradford (U.K). Ebner has published four books and over a hundred articles and chapters on negotiation, mediation, trust, online dispute resolution, pedagogy, and Star Wars.
Jennifer Reynolds is an associate dean and award-winning law professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, where she also directs the law school’s nationally-ranked ADR Center. Before law school, Professor Reynolds worked for seven years as a systems analyst and associate director for information technology at UT Austin. After law school, Reynolds was an associate at the Atlanta office of Dow Lohnes PLLC, working primarily on First Amendment and employment cases. Professor Reynolds received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, her M.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, and her A.B. from the University of Chicago. While at Harvard, Professor Reynolds was an editor of the Harvard Law Review; a research assistant for Professor Arthur Miller on Federal Practice and Procedure; and a teaching assistant, researcher, and Harvard Negotiation Research Project Fellow for the Program on Negotiation. She has been a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
IMPORTANT NOTE: BREAKFAST WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING ON ZOOM. THE LINK WILL CHANGE EACH MONTH AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL REGISTRANTS THE MORNING BEFORE AND THE MORNING OF THE EVENT.
8:00 am – 8:30 am | Join call to network with attendees
8:30 am – 10:00 am | Presentation and Discussion
The Roundtable Breakfasts are organized by ACR-GNY and the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College. They take place the first Thursday of the month and are ongoing since 2001.