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Hamline Launches DRI Press


Hamline's Dispute Resolution Institute (DRI), which recently was ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, is entering the world of publishing. Its newly created "DRI Press" will publish "Rethinking Negotiation Teaching: Innovations for Context and Culture."

The book, which was co-edited by Professor James Coben (right), is the first of three anticipated editions. The goal is to publish one edition following each of the Second Generation Global Negotiation Education Project's three conferences: Rome in May 2008; Istanbul in October 2009; and Beijing upcoming in October 2010. (The Second Generation project is a multi-year effort on behalf of DRI to critique contemporary negotiation pedagogy and create new training designs, in cooperation with the JAMS Foundation, ADR Center, Italy and the Negotiation Journal.)

This first edition has 22 chapters that are authored by 43 contributors representing 15 different countries, including an introduction co-authored by Professor Coben, as well as chapters by Hamline Law Professors Ken Fox and Bobbi McAdoo. The JAMS Foundation awarded Hamline $30,000 to produce and disseminate the book. Translations are underway into Arabic, Chinese and Turkish.