Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Co-sponsoring Mediation Week Events

The American Bar Association Mediation Week – “Mediation, Civil Discourse, and ABA 2011 Resolution 108” –  is Oct. 14–20.  The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is co-sponsoring several events with The Communications Center and the Association of Missouri Mediators (AMM).

  • Sarah Read of The Communications Center will provide a skills workshop from 2-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. The “Better Angels Skills Workshop: How to Talk Across the Political Divide,” will provide practical skills for better conversations with friends and family members with whom you have strong political disagreements. Professor Paul Ladehoff will assist with this training. Contact for more details and to register for the workshop.
  • Professor Richard Reuben will be interviewed on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m in room 107. Professor Reuben served as chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Committee on Public Policy, Consensus Building, and Democracy during the drafting and adoption of ABA Resolution 108. The resolution is a call to action for the nation’s legal community to do something about civil discourse. Contact to receive an email with instructions for online viewing.
  • “Civility Begins at Home” will be a video conference panel discussion featuring family mediators sharing suggestions for dealing civilly with family issues.  The discussion will be Friday, Oct. 19, from noon to 1:00 p.m.  For additional details, email Professor Paul Ladehoff at