18th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference
The Wisdom of Elders:
Peace-Making in Alaska
Session 7.2, Saturday, April 30, 2011 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
In Alaska elders are celebrated as the mediators and peace-makers in the communities in which they live. This presentation reports on themes emerging from a series of interviews with Elder Peacemakers and themes common to their practices, and shares their insights on peace-making and mediation.
You will be encouraged to discuss these practices and insights, to consider how these they might apply in your own life and the organizations in which you work and to consider using these insights in business, government, and other organizational settings.
It will conclude by mapping out the interesting connections between traditional peacemaking and modern dispute-systems design.
Information about Dr. Brian Jarrett
Dr. Jarrett brings a lively interactive approach to his workshop
presentations and a refreshing sociological approach to the
practice of dispute resolution. He is a sociologist,
lawyer-mediator, and professor at the University of Alaska
Department of Justice. Dr. Jarrett’s work focuses on improving the
practices of mediation, peace-making, and dispute-systems design.
He often draws on sociological analysis to explore interesting
connections between law, mediation, and dispute-resolution.
Examples of Dr. Jarrett's publications include:
Dr. Jarrett's presentations are particularly interesting to those who want to look outside the standard mediation maps and paradigms. He started The Integral Mediation Project where mediators explore eclectic approaches to mediation.
See the full list of all 2011 Workshops here.