|| Giuseppe De Palo, International Professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Practice at Hamline University School of Law, is President and Co-Founder of the ADR Center, member of JAMS International and Italy’s first and largest private provider of mediation services. In January 2012, the ADR Center was awarded the Outstanding Practical Achievement Award by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute) for “the use of innovative methods and systems to prevent, resolve, or mange disputes effectively.” Over the last decade, De Palo has been a team leader of several multi-million euro projects funded by the World Bank, the European Commission and the Inter-American Development Bank. De Palo is the editor, author and co-author of several books and articles in the field of ADR, some of which were translated into Chinese, Arabic and Turkish. Since 2009, he is the co-author, with Mary Trevor, of “Worldly Perspective,” a monthly column in CPR’s Alternatives Newsletter, covering mediation developments around the world. De Palo holds a JD (maxima cum Laude) from the University of Bologna, a degree in Political Science (maxima cum laude) from the University of Urbino, and an LL.M. from the University of California at Berkley.
||Thomas Carbonneau is the Samuel L. Orlando Distinghished Professor of Law at the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law. He is generally regarded as one of the world's leading experts on international commercial arbitration and as an acknowledged expert on domestic arbitration. He is the faculty director of Penn State's Institute for Arbitration Law and Practice and the director of the law school's McGill Faculty of Law Summer Program in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Professor Carbonneau is the editor-in-chief of the World Arbitration and Mediation Report and executive editor of the Journal of American Arbitration, two widely read and well-regarded professional publications published by the Institute. He has served as a member of the Editorial Board of La Revue de L'Arbitrage and is the author of more than 15 highly acclaimed books and 80 scholarly articles. Professor Carbonneau, who is also the former Moise S. Steeg Jr. Professor of International Law at Tulane University School of Law, is recognized by his students as an outstanding teacher. Professor Carbonneau is a former Rhodes Scholar and has B.A. degrees from Bowdoin College and Oxford University. He also holds M.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Virginia and LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Columbia University. Click here for full bio.
||Richard Fincher is a full-time mediator and arbitrator, Dick serves on the Commercial, Mass Claims, and Employment Panels of the American Arbitration Association. He is also a Labor Arbitrator on the panel of the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the National Mediation Board. The scope of his caseload includes disputes involving insurance, construction, probate, real estate, personal injury, consumer fraud, partnerships, and an array of employment discrimination and whistleblower claims.
Dick has a growing practice in the resolution of class action/mass claim litigation. He has served as a mediator and arbitrator in the Prudential Life Insurance litigation, which had 65,000 claimants and a $2.5 billion settlement. He was selected as an evidentiary consultant for the Merrill Lynch gender class litigation, and has lectured on the use of Special Masters and Consent Decree Monitors in employment litigation. Prior to establishing his neutral practice, Dick served as a senior executive in law and human resources with three Fortune 500 corporations. He worked for five years with the American Arbitration Association in Washington, D.C., and served as an employment attorney and Corporate Labor Counsel with a major healthcare corporation. He currently teaches ADR and law while on the faculty of the Arizona State University. Dick received his undergraduate degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois.
|| Kenneth Fox is a Senior
Fellow in the Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law
and Director of Hamline University graduate and undergraduate conflict
studies. Professor Fox has worked
extensively exploring and applying alternative frameworks to conflict analysis
and response. He teaches a range of
conflict theory and theory-to-practice courses for business, law and other
graduate students and professionals. He
has also taught, trained and consulted throughout the United States and abroad
in a wide variety of settings, including private companies (including Fortune
100 companies), regulated industries, non-profit organizations, federal, state
and local government agencies, courts, schools, universities and communities. Internationally, Professor Fox has taught
negotiation, mediation and conflict theory at graduate or law schools in
England, France, Italy, Northern Ireland, and Spain. He is a U.S. State Department Fulbright
Senior Specialist grantee in law/peace and conflict resolution studies, where
he taught conflict resolution theory and practice at the Riga Graduate School
of Law in Latvia. Since 2001, he has
been an active part of multiple on-going civic education and conflict
transformation initiatives with Israel, Palestinain, Jordanian and Lebanese
educators and civic leaders. Funded by
the U.S. Department of State, private foundations and supported by the European
Union, these initiatives focus on educating the next generation of Middle East
citizens for sustainable communities that can constructively co-exist. Click here for full bio.
|| Aimee Gourlay is Director of Training and Services for the Mediation Center for
Dispute Resolution, a private non-profit organization founded in 1981
to facilitate and promote the use of collaborative processes for
preventing and responding to conflict. She also is an Adjunct Professor
at Hamline and William Mitchell College of Law, where she teaches
mediation skills and alternative dispute resolution. Professor Gourlay
is a frequent presenter at national conferences and seminars and has
trained hundreds of individuals in mediation and family mediation
skills, advanced mediation topics, negotiation skills and conflict
management. With expertise in providing assistance to people in highly
conflictual relationships and diverse backgrounds, she frequently
mediates workplace disputes, public policy issues, family cases, and
organizational problems. She also provides consultation and
administration of ADR processes within organizations, and conflict
management coaching. Her work includes consulting with the Midwest and
Atlantic area consortia of electric utilities to design and implement
an ADR system for member utilities as required by the Federal Energy
Regulation Commission, and writing an ADR Handbook for internal
organizational use. Click here for full bio.
|| Timothy Hedeen is an Associate
Professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University. He provides
mediation services through court and private programs, delivers trainings in the
areas of conflict resolution and communication, facilitates group and public
policy decision making and planning, and conducts research and evaluation on
dispute resolution. Professor Hedeen serves on the editorial board of
Conflict Resolution Quarterly, as associate liaison to the Section
Council of the American Bar Association Section, and as past chair of the Board
of Directors of the National Association for Community Mediation. His doctoral
degree was awarded with distinction by Syracuse University's Maxwell School of
Citizenship and Public Affairs, where he was a graduate affiliate in the Program
on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts and a student in the
Interdisciplinary Social Science program. Click here for full bio.
||Art Hinshaw is active in the ADR community having served on several academic and professional committees at the state and national levels. Currently, he serves as a member of the ABA's Standing Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance. Additionally, he is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law and is a contributor to Indisputably, the ADR Prof Blog. Outside of the ADR realm, Professor Hinshaw is a member of the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct. Profesor Hinshaw's research and teaching interests lie in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), primarily mediation and negotiation. His research bridges ADR theory and practice, and his teaching responsibilities include the Lodestar Mediation Clinic and Negotiation among other ADR courses. Click here for full bio.
||James Morrow is a senior fellow at Hamline University School of Law and a senior district judge. Morrow has more than 29 years of experience teaching law students, lawyers and judges. He served as a general jurisdiction trial court judge for 23-1/2 years and his background as a trial judge and former U.S. Federal Prosecutor enables him to bring real-life examples to the classroom. As a judge, Morrow has held many leadership positions. He was the co-founder and former chair of The Minnesota Judicial College (for experienced trial judges) from 1989-2006. He was responsible for selecting the faculty and curriculum and for teaching evidence. He was selected by the Minnesota Supreme Court Education Director to teach Adult Learning Theory to faculty judges and serves as a member of the Minnesota Judges' Criminal Benchbook Committee. Morrow was selected as the 1999 Trial Judge of the Year by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and was selected as the 2002 Trial Judge of the Year by the Minnesota Judges Association. In 2002 he was elected to the International Academy of Trial Judges. In 2005 he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from William Mitchell College of Law. Morrow currently serves as the chair of the board of directors of the Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Group. He has served in the past as president an original member of the Warren E. Burger Inn of Court; past secretary of the MSBA, Civil Litigation Section, Governing Council; former chair-elect of the Minnesota State Bar Young Lawyers Section; and a former volunteer Legal Aid Attorney. He has served as a volunteer Trial Judge for Futures in Learning Law Program, a judge for the National College Mock Trial Tournament, and a volunteer appellate judge for Hamline University School of Law since 1990.
||Sukhsimranjit (Sukh) Singh practices, teaches and trains in dispute resolution. He is associate director at the Center for Dispute Resolution, Willamette University College of Law, where as a full time law faculty, he teaches Advanced Negotiation, Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution, Mediation Theory and Advocacy, and Arbitration Law and Advocacy. Prof. Singh finished his post-graduate fellowship in dispute resolution at Hamline University-School of Law. He has a Masters in law from the United States and a Bachelors in law from India. He earned both with distinction and has clerked with the Chief Justice of India. After practicing human rights litigation, he has taught dispute resolution courses in Spain, France and India and has spoken about peaceful cross-cultural conflict resolution in several European and Asian countries besides the United States. A practicing Sikh, Mr. Singh is a board member of the Oregon Mediation Association and is a qualified mediator in the States of Punjab (India), Missouri, Minnesota and Oregon. Click here for full bio.
|Michael Tsur is a lawyer, and an expert in negotiation, conflict resolution, crisis management and mediation. He specializes in executive coaching of general managers, general directors and owners of companies in Israel and around the globe, working in particular on how to navigate complex negotiations and situations. Tsur is the founder and general-director of the Mediation & Conflict Resolution Institute-Jerusalem. Since 2000, he has been an associate director at Consensus, a New York-based consultancy specializing in negotiation, conflict resolution and peace-building. For the last ten years, Tsur has been a member of various international teams in overseeing negotiations, including commercial and business, and cross-cultural challenges. Since 1996, Tsur has been an adjunct professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, teaching in the Law Faculty, the Business school and in the master’s program in public policy. For the past five years, he has been an adjunct professor in the master’s program of the Dispute Resolution Institute, Hamline University, Minnesota. Since 2001, Tsur has also served as academic director of the Israel Management Center (IMC), the leading post-academic institute for management in Israel on the topics of negotiation, conflict resolution and crisis management. Since 2002, he has lectured numerous times as a faculty member of the Dispute resolution section of the American Bar Association, and on related topics for various associations around the globe—including Paris, London, Rome, Jordan, India, and other locales. Tsur has garnered years of expertise in resolving emergency situations, ranging from hostage crises to breakdowns in cross-national business negotiations to stand-offs with individuals who are mentally unstable.