Deliberative Democracy: New Directions in Public Policy Dispute Resolution

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June 28-30, 2006
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

The Environment and Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) announces that registration is open for its one-of-a-kind, provocative conference to be held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts June 28 – 30, 2006. Chaired by Professor Lawrence Susskind, Director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program and Harry Manasewich, President of Human Factor Dispute Resolutions, Deliberative Democracy: New Directions in Public Policy Dispute Resolution will offer participants the opportunity to network and also learn from top theorists and practitioners of Public Policy Dispute Resolution and Deliberative Democracy.

Keynote addresses and workshops will focus on the intersection of theory and practice in resolving public disputes as a means of deepening civic engagement, the role of practitioners in resolving intractable disputes around social and moral issues such as abortion and rebuilding the Gulf Coast, and work that goes on in other countries to resolve conflicts. The conference will also take a ground-breaking look at public dispute resolution as a business, leveraging financial and other data gathered from surveys of the top dispute resolution individuals and organizations. Also unique to the conference is the ability to pre-register to have a dinner with a well-known scholar of dispute resolution theory at an upscale local restaurant!

Please see for more information and to register. You may also contact Anne Mansfield with your questions at 802-831-1338 or

Space is limited — Register today!

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