ACResolution Magazine is published by the
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
2014–2015 BOARD OF DIREC TORS
EXECUTIVE COMMI T TEE
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Treasurer Christy Cumberlander Walker
Diversity & Equity Director Lou Gieszl
Sections Director Lisa Renee Pomerantz
Executive Director Cheryl L. Jamison
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Seven of the articles in this issue of ACResolution
Magazine are based on the outstanding presentations
made in the “New Voices – Emerging Professionals”
program at the October 2014 annual conference.
As Susan Terry explains in
her introduction, ACR held a
national competition to select
work by students, recent
graduates, and new entrants
to the conflict resolution field,
and then helped support
their creation of polished,
12-minute presentations that the
We hope you enjoy this
conference attendees greeted
with great enthusiasm. At our
request, the presenters have now
developed the same material
into articles that explore their
topics further. (Links to videos of
several of the presentations can
be found here.) In keeping with
our focus on new voices, this
issue also includes an article by
Marisa Shepard about a new ACR
exciting introduction to the next
Bill Stempel and Cindy Alm
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