The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

Our Mission - “Educating the Next Generation of Neutrals and Practitioners”

The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University promotes interdisciplinary education, research and training in dispute resolution for students, academics, neutrals and practitioners. The Institute builds on the Cornell ILR School’s proud tradition of instruction in the practical use of conflict resolution skills in the workplace and beyond.

In support of its mission, the Scheinman Institute's principal activities involve:

  • Undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees
  • Training and certificate programs for neutrals and professionals
  • Consultation and technical assistance to practitioners and neutrals
  • Scholarly and empirical research and evaluation
  • Conferences, symposia and workshops

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Thursday, May 10 – Friday, May 11, 2018

The Taylor Law @ 50: Bright Spots and Pressure Points Conference

The New York State Public Employment Relations Board, Cornell University’s ILR School and Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, and the New York State Bar Association will be holding a special conference recognizing New York’s Taylor Law and its substantial influence on public sector labor relations over the past 50 years.   The conference will include presentations by practitioners and scholars that showcase the Taylor Law’s significant contributions to New York State public sector labor-management relations, examine and assess areas where the Taylor Law’s effectiveness has been weakened, and document and analyze emerging and alternative legal and public policy models and frameworks.  The program will include a panel of former Chairs reflecting on their time at PERB and the meaning of the Taylor Law.  Keynote addresses will be delivered by Professor Harry Katz from Cornell University and Professor Cynthia Estlund from New York University School of Law.

The day-and-a-half conference will be held on May 10-11, 2018 at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY.

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