Friday Night Kick-off Dinner Reception (6:00pm)
(RECEPTION IS SOLD OUT)
SCMA’s 28th Annual Fall Conference will open with a Reception Dinner on Friday, November 4, 2016 at The Huntley Santa Monica Beach Hotel, beginning at 6:00 p.m., where we will be honoring Dr. Betty Gilmore, with the L. Randolph Lowry Award. (See more below)
In addition to the L. Randolph Lowry Award presentation, we will be honoring John Haas, the winner of the Southern California Mediation Association Education Foundation Directors Award, recognizing of the SCMA 2016 Mentees and installing the next SCMA Board and President.
Dinner and Drinks included. Space is strictly limited to 100 guests.
- The Huntley Santa Monica Beach Hotel
L. Randolph Lowry Award
Dr. Betty Gilmore
Dr. Gilmore serves as director and faculty within the Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management at Southern Methodist University where she teaches a variety of graduate courses in conflict engagement and peacebuilding. She also teaches for The Werner Institute for Negotiation at the Creighton School of Law and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law.
Prior to her work at SMU, she worked as a program director for the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law. She provided a wide range of ADR services including multi-party mediation to governmental agencies, policymakers and others involved in public disputes.
Dr Gilmore delivers training and professional presentations both nationally and internationally in the areas of conflict engagement, peacebuilding and human rights. She is the co-author of the book, “The Darkest Hour: Shedding light on the impact of isolation and death row in Texas prisons”, and is featured in the accompanying documentary.
SCMA Education Foundation Directors Award
Dr. John Haas is a professor of History at Cerritos College and the Founder and Director of the Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace, a network of global partners that share a common goal of bridging cultural gaps in our worlds and promoting peace.
The GCSP broadcasts live to over 2.1 million college students throughout California, webcast on the internet, broadcast on local cable television (3CMediaSolutions), and interactively shown live to partner schools, educators, students, and institutions across the globe. Guests on his show have included Irish peacemakers Paul Arthur, Monica McWilliams, Mary Montague, and Rita Duffy. Renowned linguist Noam Chomsky has also been a guest. Using technology, Prof. Haas has linked with Northern Ireland, Israel, Palestine, and Turkey to examine models of conflict management with his students. He has also hosted a live international conference of peacemakers on an SCMA Panel on Technology and Peacemaking.
Dr. Haas has been invited to share his vision of global education with educators world-wide, and was recently chosen as one of 425 global educators to present his work with the Global Consortium. At the Mediators Beyond Borders Congress in Turkey he produced 17 Live Stream shows. In 2013, he received a Fetzer Grant titled “Humanizing Conflict” to examine the human side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and produced a 30 minute documentary on the topic. In addition, he spoke to the UN on the 15th anniversary of the “Revocation of Zionism as Racism Resolution.”
Dr. Haas has received numerous accolades, including a commendation from the United States Congress, recognizing his work in promoting global peace, education and understanding. He has lectured at universities and symposia around the world, and has facilitated discussions with leaders in education, conflict resolution, cultural studies and history. Dr. Haas received his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School in 1994 and currently teaches U.S., British, World, and Global History at Cerritos College where in 2007 he was the recipient of the “Most Outstanding Faculty Award.”
Thank You to Our Sponsor
Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley Law has generously agreed to sponsor the Friday Night Reception. CZ&R was founded on the principle that justice for injured people is more important than insurance company profits. CZ&R is one of the largest law firms in the State of California exclusively dedicated to the representation of injured people. Because of our size and our strength, CZ&R has the resources to match the firepower of big insurance companies which do everything in their power to try to get a discount on the payment of legitimate claims.