Conflict Resolution Day Program and Reception

Event Date: Thursday October 18, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Austin Hall North, Harvard Law School Campus

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School,  the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, and the New England Association for Conflict Resolution

are pleased to present

2018 Conflict Resolution Day

Program & Reception


Professor Robert H. Mnookin

Samuel Williston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Past Chair, Program on Negotiation


David A. Hoffman

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School

MBA Professor Frank E.A. Sander Award in Dispute Resolution 2018 Awardee

Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Austin Hall North
Harvard Law School Campus
Cambridge, MA

A reception will follow the panel discussion.  Free and open to the public.  Advanced registration is appreciated but not required. To RSVP, visit

About the Event:

Join the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section as we celebrate Conflict Resolution Day.

Special guest Robert H. Mnookin, a leading scholar in the field of conflict resolution, will provide an inside look at DR today, during a Q&A session. Mnookin is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, the former chair of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and the director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project.

The MBA is proud to honor the memory and legacy of Frank Sander, a luminary in the field of conflict resolution, by bestowing its inaugural MBA Professor Frank E. A. Sander Award in Dispute Resolution to David A. Hoffman. Hoffman has dedicated decades to studying, advocating, practicing, educating, writing, articulating and evolving dispute resolution. A teacher and peacemaker, Hoffman models DR skills and behaviors for the improvement of the field and the benefit of humanity.

Dispute Resolution Day in Massachusetts will be recognized with Gov. Charlie Baker’s proclamation.


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