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8th, 2003--Dr. Robert George, Princeton University, gave a
presentation entitled: "Reason, Freedom and the Rule of Law."
Dr. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the
James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is the
author of The Clash of Orthodoxies; Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties
and Public Morality; and, In Defense of Natural Law. He is also editor
of Natural Law Theory: Contemporary Essays; The Autonomy of Law: Essays
on Legal Positivism; Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality; Great Cases
in Constitutional Law; and co-editor of Constitutional Politics: Essays
on Constitution Making, Maintenance, and Change.
W. Harris, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law at UNR and partner
in Harris & Thompson, a Reno law firm specializing in the fields
of Natural Resources, Environmental and Business Law, presented: "U.S.
Environmental Policy: Why Some Issues Get Attention and Others Don't."
Mr. Harris, addressed such questions as: Why did the international community
respond quickly and effectively to the threat of ozone depletion? Why
has the United States failed to develop an effective response to the
issue of global warming? Mr. Harris discussed the "policy cycle"
and other aspects of environmental decision making.
28th, 2003 --The Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies, Nevada
Dispute Resolution Coalition, and the Neighborhood Mediation Center
hosted a public presentation by Nancy Neal Yeend entitled: "The
Integration of Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Judicial System"
. Nancy Neal Yeend has over 20 years of experience as a mediator. She
has served on trial and appellate court panels, as a member of the National
Judicial College faculty, manages the West Coast office for the John
Paul Jones Group, and was the recipient of the Mediation Society Award
for Outstanding Professional Contributions. Two additional seminars
were also held on the same day: "Breaking the Impasse", 8:30
am to 11:45 am, and "The Role of Advocacy in Mediation".
20th, 2003--Dr. Lawrence Korb, Former Assistant Secretary of
Defense and Current Director of National Security Studies at the Council
on Foreign Relations, gave a presentation entitled: "9-11 and the
Impact on National Security".
Virtual World?: Immersive Virtual Environment Technology and Applications"
Presented by Dr. Jim Blascovich, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Identification: Psychological Research Applied to Criminal Justice"
Presented by Dr. Gary Wells, Iowa State University
Self-determination & Sovereignty"
Presented by Dr. Anne Waters, President, American Indian Philosophy