Archived Events

Previous Schwartz Lectures

  • 2015-16: “Labor and Employment Arbitration Today: A Midlife Crisis or New Golden Age?” Theodore St. Antoine, James E. & Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Michigan.
  • 2014-15: “The Next Generation’s Voice: Conflict and Democracy,” Lisa Blomgren Amsler, Professor and Keller-Runden Chair in Public Service at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
  • 2013-14: “Reducing Polarization: Whose Job Is It?” Nancy Hardin Rogers, former Ohio Attorney General and Professor Emeritus and Emeritus Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
  • 2012-13: “Error Correction and the Supreme Court’s Arbitration Docket,” Christopher R. Drahozal, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development John M. Rounds Professor of Law, The University of Kansas School of Law.
  • 2011-12: “Negotiating in the Shadow of Organizations: Doing Well by Doing Good,” Deborah M. Kolb, Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women and Leadership (Emerita) and Distinguished Research Fellow, The Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management.
  • 2010-11: “The Timing of Truth, Reconciliation and Justice After War,” John Braithwaite, Australian Research Council Federation Fellow.
  • 2009-10: “Making Deliberative Democracy Practical: Public Consultation and Dispute Resolution,” James Fishkin, Stanford University.
  • 2008-09: “Never Say No: The Law, Economics and Psychology of Counteroffers,” Ian Ayres, William K. Townsend Professor, Yale Law School.
  • 2007-08: “Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution,” Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT, Vice-Chair for Instruction at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Founder, Consensus Building Institute.
  • 2006-07: “Good Lawyers Should be Good Psychologists: Insights for Interviewing and Counseling Clients,” Jean R. Sternlight, Saltman Professor of Law and Director, Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.
  • 2005-06: “Developing the MRI (Mediation Receptivity Index),” Frank E.A. Sander, Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard College.
  • 2004-05: “Mercy, Clemency, and Capital Punishment: Two Accounts,” Austin Sarat, Professor of Law at Amherst College.
  • 2004-05: “Psychological Impediments to Mediation Success: A Theoretical Look at Practical Problems,” Russell Korobkin, Professor of Law at UCLA.
  • 2003-04: “Strategic Mediation,” Francis McGovern, Professor of Law at Duke University.
  • 2002-03: “Gender, Human Rights, and Peace Agreements,” Christine Chinkin, Professor of Law at the London School of Economics.
  • 2001-02: I. William Zartman, Jacob Blaustein Professor of International Organization and Conflict Resolution, and Director of African Studies and Conflict Management Programs at Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.
  • 2000-01: Dorothy Wright-Nelson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • 1999-2000: Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law.
  • 1998-99: Craig A. McEwen, Daniel B. Fayerweather Professor of Political Economy and Sociology at Bowdoin College.
  • 1996-97: Robert A. Baruch Bush, Rains Distinguished Professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution Law, Hofstra Law School.
  • 1995-96: Jack B. Weinstein, Senior United States District Judge, Eastern District of New York.
  • 1994-95: Judith Resnik, Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, University of Southern California.
  • 1993-94: Laura Nader, Professor of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley.
  • 1992-93: Robert Mnookin, Director, Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation.

Previous Lawrence Lectures

  • 2015“Takes of a Master Negotiator: The Challenges of Moving Theory into Practice,” Roy J. Lewicki, Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor Emeritus, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
  • 2014: “Peacemaking in America,” Grande Lum, Director, United States Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS).
  • 2013: “Learning and Understanding Negotiation Ethics,” Art Hinshaw, Director, Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University.
  • 2012: “Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges,” Kenneth R. Feinberg, former Special Master of the United States government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and former Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation.
  • 2012: “The Secret Talks that Led to the Fall of Apartheid,” Michael Young, Apartheid Negotiator.
  • 2011: Julie Vannatta, Senior Associate Athletics Director–Legal and Senior Assistant General Counsel for Athletics at The Ohio State University.
  • 2010: “Collaborative Practice and Deep Resolution of Client Conflicts,” Paulene Tesler, Tesler, Sandmann & Fishman.
  • 2009: Steven Fehr, primary outside counsel to the Major League Baseball Players Association.
  • 2008: Arnold Zack, Senior Research Associate at Harvard Law School.
  • 2007: Michael Weiner, General Counsel to the Major League Baseball Players Association.
  • 2006: David Gurwin, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney.
  • 2005: Paige Olson, VP Legal Affairs at Walt Disney Company.
  • 2004: Ken Hickey, former White House Counsel.

Previous ABA Mediation Week Events

  • 2014: Tom Wahlrab on Transformative Mediation and Civic Engagement