For Immediate Release:  Nov 15, 2010
2010, 11, 15

Hofstra Law Professor Co-Edits New Sourcebook on Transformative Mediation

Hofstra Law Professor Co-Edits New Sourcebook on Transformative Mediation

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation at Hofstra Law School, in conjunction with the Association for Conflict Resolution, has published a new sourcebook that includes more than 20 essays on transformative mediation theory and practice by top theorists, practitioners and researchers in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Transformative Mediation: A Sourcebook
 is an indispensable resource for conflict intervention practitioners, administrators and students, presenting a comprehensive picture of a unique ADR process.  Transformative mediation is having a major impact in the field, and is used in a wide variety of contexts, including family and elder conflict, schools, workplace disputes, and even international conflicts.

Essays from 19 leading scholars and practitioners bring together the theory and practice of transformative mediation, showcasing the latest applications of the model, reporting on empirical evidence and pointing to sources for further study.

Robert A. Baruch Bush, Rains Distinguished Professor of ADR Law at Hofstra Law School, co-edited the volume with Joseph P. Folger, Professor of Adult and Organizational Development at Temple University, and Dorothy J. Della Noce, Adjunct Faculty (Communication) at Jones International University School of Business.

The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation was established in 1999 to foster transformative conflict intervention work in the U.S. and abroad. The Institute supports practitioners by focusing on the critical links between theory and practice and providing opportunities for training, research and practice development within the transformative framework. The Institute is hosted by Hofstra Law School. For more information, visit

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