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and Around the World

and also gave the keynote address at a conference.

}} Rosadilla Represents Straus at II National Conference on Mediation and Conciliation

Professor Sukhsimrajit Singh delivered lectures on negotiation and mediation at NLUD. Dr. Ranbir Singh, vice chancellor at NLUD, honored Professor Singh with the title of Honorary Professor of Law. Professor Singh has been invited by another National Law University to serve as its first GIAN Scholar and teach an intensive academic course in the fall of 2017.

In October 2016 assistant director and adjunct professor Marcelo Rosadilla represented Straus at the II National Conference on Mediation and Conciliation in Brasilia, Brazil. A special invitation was extended by Counselor Jose Norberto Lopes Campelo on behalf of the National Council of Justice and by Justice Rogerio Neiva Pinheiro on behalf of the National Commission for Promotion of Mediation at the Tribunal Superior do Trabalho.

}} Dean Stipanowich Named Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor Singh Named Honorary Professor of Law at National Law University in Delhi In March 2017 Straus associate dean and professor Tom Stipanowich became the first dispute resolution professor from the US to be designated a “Distinguished Professor of Law” at National Law University, Delhi (NLUD). Stipanowich was sponsored by the government of India to visit Delhi as the GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) Scholar. While in Delhi, he delivered lectures on international commercial arbitration

}} Blondell Leads Straus Programs for LAPD Straus associate director and professor of law and practice Stephanie Blondell is expanding the dispute resolution programs for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). For the last two years, Blondell has designed and administered a dispute resolution workshop for first-level LAPD supervisors to proactively manage workplace conflict. LAPD chiefs decided to equip sergeants, detectives, and lieutenants to provide conflict resolution leadership for minor problems as part of a commitment to provide a positive workplace environment, as well as a strategy to reduce the number of internal workplace lawsuits. The four-day workshop has been very well received with plans for approximately 10 programs next year. In addition, LAPD has just been awarded a grant by the Open Society Foundation to partner with Straus to offer a training to address the conflict and distrust between LAPD chief Charlie Beck (second from right) spoke at almost all LAPD and segments of the Pepperdine workshops to encourage his employees to apply of the community. these techniques. straus.pepperdine.edu  |  Pepperdine University

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