First Annual Dispute Resolution Symposium

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Event Date: May 19, 2017 - 8 a.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom A and B

Join us for the Inaugural

Dispute Resolution Symposium

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8 A.M.
University of Massachusetts Boston
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom A and B


This year's keynote address will feature Jeff Thompson, PhD. Mr. Thompson is a mediator, law enforcement detective and hostage negotiator, crisis communication trainer, and researcher.
He is a professor at Lipscomb University and conducts research and training in crisis communication in a variety of contexts including policing, terrorism, international kidnapping, and mental health. He has his doctorate in conflict resolution from Griffith University Law School and his MS in negotiation from Creighton University.

Jeff Thompson’s presentations represent his independent work and are not on behalf of any organization he is a member of or employed by


For more information about this event, visit the registration page or call 617.388.0530.


Event Sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section in partnership with the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.