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Fall 2021 Newsletter

Fall 2021 Newsletter

December 7, 2021

Dear friends and colleagues, Our semester concluded on Friday, and as we shift from the rhythm of the fall into December, I am reflecting on why we are here. As many of you know, my father passed away this summer after a challenging illness. As a result, I have spent a lot of time this…


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Evictions can kill: how US communities are trying to break the cycle of violence

Evictions can kill: how US communities are trying to break the cycle of violence

December 11, 2023

In a typical year, American landlords file 3.6m eviction cases. The process has been criticized as an “expedited, state sanctioned collection process for landlords.” Systemic injustices require systemic solutions. Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program Clinical Instructor Deanna Pantin Parrish co-authored an article on how alternative dispute resolution practices can shift a system to help…


Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic contributes to the development of novel mediation approach in Brazil

Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic contributes to the development of novel mediation approach in Brazil

November 21, 2023

A project by Harvard Law School’s Dispute Systems Design, or DSD, Clinic is helping address a pressing justice issue in Brazil — the forced removal of vulnerable communities from occupied land. This October, students and instructors from the Dispute Systems Design Clinic travelled to Paraná, Brazil to meet their client, the Brazilian National Council of…


The Season of Difficult Conversations?

The Season of Difficult Conversations?

November 20, 2023

And so begins the season of holiday parties & family gatherings. As we head into what can sometimes be challenging conversational waters at gatherings with friends and family, we’re brushing up on our “difficult conversations” skills by revisiting episode one of our podcast “Thanks for Listening: The Holiday Table.” Image by Tim Sackton CC BY-SA…


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