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Lisa Blomgren Amsler to Deliver Annual Schwartz Lecture in Dispute Resolution on April 8

Can the “Next Gen” save American democracy? This is the question Indiana University’s Lisa Blomgren Amsler takes on as she delivers the annual Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution on April 8, 2015 at 12:10 p.m. in the Moritz College of Law’s Saxbe Auditorium. Professor Blomgren Amsler’s talk is titled, “The Next Generation’s Voice: Conflict and Democracy.”

Blomgren Amsler examines the cultural criticisms of our society as one in which people have grown increasing insular and distant from one another and argues that these critiques leave out an important element: the Next Generation. While the media tries to set up a “Clash of Titans” between Baby Boomers and Millennials, few have looked at the factors and forces that shape how the younger generation views, relates to, and participates in democracy. The seeds of institutional change, if they exist, are within this Next Generation. Her lecture will look at ways in which trends like civil disobedience as a form of public engagement and online public engagement interact with more traditional forms of public expression.

She is the recipient of many awards for her service in the field of public administration and conflict resolution, and last year received the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. Her most recent book is Dispute Systems Design: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict, which she co-­‐authored with Janet K. Martinez and Stephanie Smith.

The Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution was established in 1992 as a result of the generosity of the late Stanley Schwartz Jr. (a 1947 Moritz College of Law graduate) 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 all are encouraged to attend the lunch and lecture.

More information about the Schwartz Lecture is available on the Program on Dispute Resolution website.

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