Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Justice Center participates in 4th annual UAF global cyber-conference on dispute resolution

The video conference screen at UAA.
The Justice Center was one of over 20 participants in the 4th annual UAF Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution organized by Prof. Brian Jarrett, UAF Department of Justice, on April 23.

The guest speaker was John W. McDonald - a diplomat, peacebuilder, former international civil servant, mediator, and negotiator.

The program was an informal town-hall discussion and addressed issues related to the following themes:

  • Integrating different approaches to mediation
  • New developments and applications in therapeutic jurisprudence
  • Circle peace-making and indigenous knowledge
  • New applications in restorative justice - including methods for local community empowerment, and restorative responses to street riots and crowd violence
L to r at UAA site for the cyber-conference:
 J.P. Ouellette, Conflict Resolution Center, Anchorage; Chris Provost, attorney,
member of the Alaska Bar Association ADR Section; and
Dr. Cory R. Lepage, UAA Justice Center faculty.

Participants included:
Alaska Bar Association, Alternate Dispute Resolution Section, Anchorage
Beyond Borders, Anchorage
Boundary Restorative Justice Program, British Columbia
Carcross-Tagish (Tlingit) First Nation, Canada - Harold Gatensby, Keeper of the Circle
Conflict Resolution Center, Anchorage
Dream Science Canada, Ontario
Hawaii State Telehealth Network, Manoa
Ministry of Justice, British Colombia
Northern Institute of Social Justice, Yukon Territory - Joanne Lewis
Office of Fairbanks Mayor John Eberhardt, Alaska
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Hawaii County, Hawaii
Rezoud Innovative Resolution Solutions, Florida
Salisbury University, Maryland
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Hawaii
University of Puerto Rico – David Wexler
University of Regina, Saskatchewan 
University of Santa Cruz do Sul – UNISC, Brazil
University of Victoria, New Zealand
Yukon College, Yukon Territory

The Alaska Bar Association approved the cyber-conference for continuing legal education (CLE) credits.

Questions? Contact Prof. Brian Jarrett, or 907-474-6790. Go to the cyber-conference website for more information.