Mediation: Promises and Challenges with Maria Volpe

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Mediation: Promises and Challenges
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
6:30 - 8:00 PM via Zoom
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Come and join the PSC Anti-Bullying Committee and Dr. Maria Volpe on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 6:30 PM for an exciting workshop on Mediation: Promises and Challenges.

Maria R. Volpe, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice - City University of New York, and Director of the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center, a university-wide center focusing on dispute resolution research and innovative program development.

An internationally known scholar, Dr. Volpe has lectured, researched, and written extensively about dispute resolution processes, particularly mediation, and has been widely recognized for her distinguished career in the field of dispute resolution. In addition to teaching and research, she mediates conflicts in educational settings, conducts dispute resolution skills training, administers grant-funded projects, and facilitates for a wide range of groups. At John Jay College, she has created and facilitated town meetings, and many dialogues involving diverse groups. Since 9/11 she initiated a listserv, and a monthly Roundtable Breakfast, as well as a variety of dispute resolution public awareness initiatives.

Dr. Volpe's current research focuses on police use of mediation, conflict resolution in higher education, dispute resolution responses to disasters since 9/11, informal responses to conflict used by immigrants, roots of diversity in the dispute resolution field, the role of religion in reconciliation, and barriers to minority participation in dispute resolution. She received her Ph.D. from New York University where she was an NIMH Fellow.

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