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January 14, 2010

Conflict Management Expert Peter Adler to Visit Oregon Law January 20

Peter Adler, president of Colorado’s Keystone Center, will deliver two presentations at Oregon Law on Wednesday, January 20.

Adler is an expert in multi-party negotiation and problem solving. He has worked extensively on water management and resource planning problems and mediates, writes, trains, and teaches in diverse areas of conflict management. Mr. Adler has extensive experience in land planning issues, construction issues, water problems, marine and coastal affairs, and strategic resource management.

The Keystone Center applies consensus-building and scientific information to energy, environmental, and health-related policy problems. The Keystone Center also offers extensive training and professional education programs to educators and business leaders and runs the Keystone Science School in the Rocky Mountains.

At 10:00 a.m., Mr. Adler will present the ideas outlined in his article, “The End of Mediation: A Ramble on Why the Field Will Fail and Mediators Will Thrive over the Next Two Decades!” After he states his case, Jim Melamed, founder and director of Mediate.com, and Oregon Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Michael Moffitt, will initiate a dialogue on Adler’s theories.

At 5:00 p.m., Mr. Adler will present “The Keys to the Kingdom: Getting Our Heads around Environmental Leadership.” This is the seventh Fireside Chat in the series, “Environmental Decision-Making in a Rapidly Changing Landscape”, co-sponsored by the Environmental and Natural Resources program, the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, and the Environmental Studies department.

Both events take place in the Knight Law Center’s Lewis Lounge (located on the fourth floor) and are free and open to all members of the university community.

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