Past NEACR Fall Programs

2016 Fall Program
"Creating Positive Change in the Community "

Susan Podziba, a public policy mediator at Podziba Policy Mediation for more than 25 years, is author of Civic Fusion: Mediating Polarized Public Disputes

Matt Thompson, a professional of over 30 years in the areas of conflict resolution, diversity, and cultural competency currently working with the organizational practice at The Mediation Group

Robert McKersie, Professor Emeritus of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an expert source on industrial and labor relations with a focus on bargaining

Brian Corr, has worked in social change efforts for 30 years and with the City of Cambridge as the executive director of the city's Peace Commission since 2008

Libby Mahaffy, NEACR board member and the Assistant Director for Conflict Resolution at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Panel discussion conducted by Podziba, Thompson, McKersie and Corr and moderated by Mahaffy

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2015 Fall Program
"Identity, Culture and Conflict Resolution"

Kimberlyn Leary, an associate professor of psychology at the Harvard Medical School and chief psychologist at the Cambridge Health Alliance

Alain Lempereur, a professor and Director of the Coexistence and Conflict Program at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Hugh O’Doherty, a Senior Associate with the Cambridge Leadership Associates, former Program Director at the Glencree Center for Peace and Reconciliation of Ireland, director of Northern Ireland Inter-Group Relations Project

Samuel (Mooly) Dinnar, a former NEACR board member and an instructor for the Harvard Negotiation Institute

Panel discussion conducted by Leary, Lempereur and O'Doherty and moderated by Dinnar

Click here to view a recording of the 2015 NEACR Fall Program

2014 Fall Program
"Thanks for the Feedback"

Doug Stone and Shelia Heen
, Founders of Triad Consulting Group and Lecturers at Harvard Law School

Presentation based on their book, Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback

2013 Fall Program

"Winning From Within"

Erica Ariel Fox, President of Mobius Executive Leadership and Lecturer at Harvard Law School

A conversation about mastering your "inner negotiators" and developing your highest leadership potential, based on her book, Winning From Within: A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change

2012 Fall Program

"Conflict, Consensus and Leadership in the Public Debate"

Susan Podziba, public policy mediator and author of Civic Fusion: Mediating Polarized Public Disputes

Mari Fitzduff, professor at Brandeis University and an international conflict resolution specialist with extensive efforts conducted in Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and Indonesia

Joni Doherty, director of the New England Center for Civic Life, which focuses on deliberative democracy

Loraine Della Porta, former deputy director of the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration

Panel discussion on conducted by Podziba, Fitzduff and Doherty and moderated by Della Porta

2011 Fall Program

"Resolving Conflict With Dignity"

Donna Hicks, an internationally renowned authority on dignity, of Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

A discussion on the essential role that dignity plays in conflict resolution

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