The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law January 2010
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Deliberative Democracy Expert to Deliver Schwartz Lecture

The Annual Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution will feature Professor James Fishkin of Stanford University. Best known for developing the practice of Deliberative Polling®, which uses random samples of the citizenry to explore how opinions would change if they were more informed, Professor Fishkin is the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication and Professor of Communication and Professor of Political Science. He is also Director of Stanford's Center for Deliberative Democracy and Chair of the Department of Communication.

Moritz Professor Peter Shane, who has worked with Professor Fishkin, calls him “one of the world's most distinguished researchers working at the intersection of political science, communication, and political philosophy.” Professor Shane continues, “He has few peers in integrating sophisticated social science research with practical models for deepening the democratic experience of everyday citizens. The potential implications of his work for both conflict resolution and the practice of representative democracy are profound.”

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. This year, the Schwartz Lecture will be held on April 13, 2010 in Saxbe Auditorium.

Previous Schwartz Lecturers have included Yale Professor Ian Ayres (2009), Harvard Professor Lawrence Susskind (2008), UNLV Professor Jean Sternlight (2007), and Harvard Professor Frank Sander (2006).

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