Urban Public Policy and Dispute Resolution Conference May 11-12

Consider joining the ESCRO Team for a free 2-day conference focusing on Urban Public Policy and Dispute Resolution scheduled for Monday and Tuesday May 11-12 at Wayne State University Student Center Ballroom.

In addition to a lunchtime presentation by Detroit federal bankruptcy mediators Judge Gerald Rosen and noted attorney Eugene Driker, confirmed national speakers include Maria Volpe (John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NY, former president of SPIDR, developer of Cops and Kids program), Josh Stulberg (one of our founding MADR faculty, now at Ohio State Law School), Jay Rothman (author of Resolving Identity Based Conflicts, known for his work with the Cincinnati Police-Community Relations Collaborative after a police misuse of force case there), and Chris Carlson (co-founder of the Policy Consensus Initiative and former ED of the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management).

Lots of great resource people will be attending and presenting and a couple of post-conference training sessions by Maria Volpe and Jay Rothman on the afternoon of the 12th will provide a skill-building opportunity for only a $50 additional fee. The RSVP link for the “Renewal and Reconciliation in Urban Contexts” event is at
http://special events.wayne.edu/public-policy-conference/

Here’s the press release for the event.

ESCRO Team Leader

About 3rd Sider ESCRO Team Leader

Bill Warters is the Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Program at Wayne State University. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Dr. Warters teaches courses such as the Roots of Social Conflict; Neutral Intervention Theory and Practice; Ethnography; and an online course in Communication Technology and Conflict. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Warters' work includes developing innovative conflict resolution knowledge dissemination and skill building platforms and tools. For example, in August of 2012 Bill released a free iPad app developed to promote conflict resolution in educational settings. The app drew on resources developed at his two federally-funded web clearinghouses, Campus-adr.org and CREducation.org. Project links are available at http://madr.comm.wayne.edu/#contact When he is not prepping for class, responding to program inquiries or going down twitter rabbitholes, Bill likes to ride his bike, canoe, play frisbee and attend Quaker Meeting.


ESCRO Team Leader

About ESCRO Team Leader

Bill Warters is the Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Program at Wayne State University. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Dr. Warters teaches courses such as the Roots of Social Conflict; Neutral Intervention Theory and Practice; Ethnography; and an online course in Communication Technology and Conflict. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Warters' work includes developing innovative conflict resolution knowledge dissemination and skill building platforms and tools. For example, in August of 2012 Bill released a free iPad app developed to promote conflict resolution in educational settings. The app drew on resources developed at his two federally-funded web clearinghouses, Campus-adr.org and CREducation.org. Project links are available at http://madr.comm.wayne.edu/#contact When he is not prepping for class, responding to program inquiries or going down twitter rabbitholes, Bill likes to ride his bike, canoe, play frisbee and attend Quaker Meeting.