PON Live! Star Wars and Conflict Resolution: There Are Alternatives to Fighting

Event Date: Tuesday February 14, 2023
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live! Book Talk

Star Wars and Conflict Resolution: There Are Alternatives to Fighting

Book Cover

A virtual discussion with:

Noam Ebner

Noam Ebner
Professor, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Heider College of Business, Creighton University

Jennifer Reynolds

Jen Reynolds
Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Research and Programs
Faculty Director, ADR Center
University of Oregon School of Law

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.

The session will be recorded. Pending faculty approval, we will post the recording on this page after the session.


About the book:

Can we learn anything from the Star Wars saga about how to negotiate deals and disputes more effectively? Most definitely, according to Noam Ebner and Jen Reynolds, co-editors of the new book Star Wars and Conflict Resolution: There Are Alternatives to Fighting (DRI Press). Join us for a fun and informative session exploring the complexities of negotiation and conflict resolution through one of the most beloved cultural narratives of our time.

About the speakers:

Noam Ebner is a professor of negotiation and conflict resolution at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business.

Prior to joining the faculty at Creighton, Ebner taught at universities in Israel, Turkey, and Costa Rica. He practiced as an attorney, negotiator, and mediator at his Jerusalem-based firm, trained mediators for the court system, and conducted hundreds of workshops on negotiation and conflict resolution for a broad range of private sector industries, governmental agencies, universities and non-profits around the world.

An early innovator in the online teaching of negotiation and dispute resolution, Ebner consults on online learning to universities and other institutions and is former chair of Creighton’s Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program’s online graduate degree program.

Ebner received LL.B and LL.M degrees from Hebrew University (Israel), followed by a postgraduate diploma in social science research from the University of Bradford (U.K).

Ebner has authored and co-authored four books and over one hundred articles, book chapters, and other pieces. His writing focuses on negotiation, trust, Online Dispute Resolution, negotiation and conflict resolution pedagogy; and the future of the negotiation, mediation, and legal fields.

Jen Reynolds teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws, negotiation, and mediation. Her research interests include dispute systems design, plea bargaining and specialty courts, and cultural influences and implications of alternative processes.

She is the Faculty Director of the Oregon ADR Center. She has served as the national chair of the ADR Section of the Association of American Law Schools, been appointed the interim ombudsperson at the University of Oregon, and is an active blogger for the ADR professor blog, Indisputably. Reynolds has received the University of Oregon’s Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching and the law school’s Orlando J. Hollis Teaching Award.

Before law school, Reynolds worked for seven years as a systems analyst and associate director for information technology at UT Austin. After law school, Reynolds was an associate at the Atlanta office of Dow Lohnes PLLC, working primarily on First Amendment and employment cases. She has been a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Reynolds received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, her M.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, and her A.B. from the University of Chicago. While at Harvard, Reynolds was an editor of the Harvard Law Review; a research assistant for Professor Arthur Miller on Federal Practice and Procedure; and a teaching assistant, researcher, and Harvard Negotiation Research Project Fellow at the Program on Negotiation.


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