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The Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Consortium presents:

  • Andrew Mamo, Assistant Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University
    Against Resolution: Dialogue, Demonstration, and Dispute Resolution – click here for a copy of his work
    with comments by Professor Jennifer Reynolds, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Gilat BacharVisiting Assistant Professor, Villanova University School of Law
    The Psychology of Secret Settlements – click here for a copy of her work
    with comments by Professor JJ Prescott, University of Michigan Law School

Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Consortium Members


For more about this event series, and the Consortium, visit Quinnipiac’s website here. This event was developded in collaboration with the Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Consortium Members.

We are in the midst of a polarized nation, further separated by a polarized election. David Brooks, the influential New York Times columnist, will share thoughts about work to weave together the social fabric, and a panel of Ohio State leaders will share short illustrations about how they've engaged in “weaving” work. For questions, concerns, or accessibility needs related to this video, please contact A recording of Becoming Weavers in a Divided Nation, is available on YoutTube, This event was hosted by the Divided Community Project and Ohio State President Kristina Johnson with special guest David Brooks.

The original edition – titled Resolving Racial Conflict: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights – was penned by the late Bertram Levine, associate director of CRS between 1966 and 1989, and focused on the first twenty-five years of the agency’s history. This second edition is co-authored by Levine and Grande Lum, CRS’s Director from 2012 to 2016, provides an account of CRS contributions and challenges during its second twenty-five years of operation.  Grande currently serves as the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Menlo College and as the Chair of the Divided Community Project’s Steering Committee. Previously Grande served as the Director of the Divided Community Project and the Director of the Hastings Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. Hosted in partnership with the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, the Stanford Law School Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, and Menlo College.


This event included brief presentations focused on talking in a positive and productive way about issues that divide the community, as well as breakout sessions for small group discussion. It was hosted by the Divided Community Project and Ohio State President Kristina Johnson. A recording of Unpacking the Presidential Election – Can we Talk? is available on YouTube.