Schwartz Lecture Features Professor Lawrence Susskind
On Thursday, April 10, at noon in the Saxbe Auditorium, the Moritz College of Law is pleased to host Lawrence Susskind as keynote speaker for the annual Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution. Professor Susskind serves as Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT, vice-chair for instruction at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and founder of the Consensus Building Institute.
Drawing on his recent book with Jeffrey Cruikshnank, Breaking Robert's Rules (Oxford University Press, 2006) as well as on his award-winning Consensus Building Handbook (Sage Publishers, 1999), Professor Susskind will examine the responsibilities that mediators have for upholding democratic ideals, particularly when the parties have unequal political power. He will also explore the ethical dilemmas facing public dispute mediators who must worry about the public interest being served while simultaneously maintaining their neutrality. He will focus primarily on the United States, although Professor Susskind will also talk about his efforts to help "export" public dispute resolution to a number of other countries and cultures.
The Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution was established in 1992 as a result of the generosity of the late Stanley Schwartz Jr. ’47 and the Schwartz family. Each lecture is published in the interdisciplinary Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, in keeping with Mr. Schwartz's interest in the promotion of scholarly publication in the area of dispute resolution.
The event is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided to the first 100 in attendance. For those who are unable to attend the lecture, it will be webcast live and archived for future viewing.