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Nancy Erbe, J.D., L.L.M.

Title: Professor, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution Peacebuilding

Department: Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Office: LIB D-512
Phone Extension: x2805
Email Username: nerbe

Show All    Books and Chapters    Selected Presentations: International    Selected Presentations: National    Awards and Honors    

Books and Chapters

  • Holding These Truths: Empowerment and Recognition in Action (interactive case study curriculum for multicultural dispute resolution). 2003. Berkeley, California: Public Policy Press, University of California.
  • Negotiation Alchemy: Global Skills Inspiring and Transforming Diverging Worlds. 2011. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Public Policy Press.                                                                                      
  • (Chapter) Holding These Truths, Managing Diversity 1999. May Kendall/Hunt.
  • Facilitative Mediation as A Model for Classroom Management, Fourth R. 2007. Washington D.C.: Association for Conflict Resolution.
  • Conflict Mediation, Encyclopedia of Governance. 2007. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.
  • Citizen Diplomacy, Encyclopedia of Governance. 2006. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.
  • Games Theory, Encyclopedia of Governance. 2006. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.
  • Negotiation, Encyclopedia of Governance. 2006. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.
  • Appreciating Global Alternative Dispute Resolution’s Role with Good Governance, 11 HARVARD NEG. L. REV. (2006).
  • Communications Theory and Restorative Justice: Approaches To Proactive Conflict Resolution, BUSINESS RESEARCH YEARBOOK (2005).
  • Optimal Strategy With Complex Global Disputes: Blending the Best of Distributive and Integrative Bargaining, BUSINESS RESEARCH YEARBOOK (2005).
  • The Global Popularity and Promise of Facilitative Alternative Dispute Resolution 18 TEMP. INT’L & COMP. L. J. (2004), cited by Steven Austermiller, Mediation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9 YALE HUMAN RIGHTS & DEV. L. J. 132, 144 (2006).
  • Initiating No Violence Education for Students and Teachers (national curriculum funded by Dept of Justice). 1999. Boulder County.
  • Prostitutes: Victims of Exploitation and Abuse (a rebuttal to popular legalization theories), Vol. II, J. OF LAW AND INEQUALITY (1984), cited in R. Downey 1992 (Supreme Court of Canada), by Gallagher Norah (visiting scholar, Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, Cambridge University) Sexual Exploitation: A Form of Slavery, Series VIII, Human Rights, Issues and Theory, KOAGA RONEETA (1999), United Nations Economic & Social Council Commission on Human Rights, CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SLAVERY (2000), Sylvia A. Law, Commercial Sex: Beyond Decriminalization 73 SOUTHERN CA. R. 523, 609 (2000), David Weissbrodt and Anti-Slavery International, ABOLISHING SLAVERY AND ITS CONTEMPORARY FORMS (2002), Kimberly A. Yuracko, PERFECTIONISM AND CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST VALUES (2003), W. Heitmeyer and J. Hagan, INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF VIOLENCE (2003), Donna M. Hughes, BEST PRACTICES TO ADDRESS THE DEMAND SIDE OF SEX TRAFFICKING (2004), and Kevin Bales, UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL SLAVERY: A READER (2005).


Selected Presentations: International

  • “Internationalization of Organizational Ombuds” invitation of International Ombudsman Association, St. Louis, 2007 (moderated panel including African Development Bank, University of California Berkeley, World Health Organization, Japanese corporation and two transnational corporations—one practicing in Caribbean/Latin America and other in Africa and Middle East).
  • “Educating For Peace” invitation of Consulado General De Espana En Los Angeles, University of Southern California, 2006.
  • Asked to give Conflict Resolution Workshop, “Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children,” Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005; Bangkok, Thailand, 2003.
  • Weaving the Future of Peacemaking, NCPCR (A Network of Communities for Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution), Atlanta, Georgia, 2003.
  • “Partnering for International Educational Exchange,” NAFSA, with Craig Hastings, Harvard University, 2002.
  • Closing Plenary, “Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution: Creating Mechanisms for Community Building (panel with Honorable Jeffrey Davidow, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Frank Devlyn, entrepreneur and philanthropist from Mexico and Joyce Neu, Director, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego) Community Building for Peace and Justice: Dos Paises, Una Comunidad, University of San Diego, 2001.
  • “Exploring the Concept of Cultural Competence from the Party Perspective,” Coming Together: The First International Conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Toronto Canada, and National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution, George Mason, 2001.
  • “The Transformative Cycle of Cultural Recognition & Empowerment, or Cultural Competence: What does it mean in practice:” Education Cooperation in the Americas, Canadian Bureau for International Education, Asociacion Mexicana para las Educacion Internacional, Asociacion Panamericana De Instituciones de Credito Educativo, 1999, 2000.
  • Hosted visiting faculty from Thammasat University, Thailand; advised regarding community assessment with environmental impact process involving dam development and dispute, 2000.
  • “Mediation as Training and Practice in Community Empowerment and Recognition” Women’s Status: Vision and Reality, Bridging East and West, New Delhi, India, 2000.


Selected Presentations: National

  • “Closing Disciplinary Divides: A Polycentric Curriculum Approach in the California State University System” Lily West Teaching Conference, Pomona, California, 2007; 2006 Conference of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, Carson, California, 2006.
  • “Appreciating Mediation’s Global Role with Good Governance,” Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Palm Springs, California, 2007.
  • “New and Expanding Uses of Mediation” with Dr. Peter Nwosu, Southern California Mediation Association’s 18th Annual Conference, Malibu, California, 2006.
  • “Discovering Lenses to the South: Appraising Global Surge in Restorative Justice”, Association for Conflict Resolution, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006.
  • “Diversity and Civic Engagement in Learning Centered Communities” and “Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Other Skill-Building Activities in OnLine Classes,” Thirty Sixth Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, Palm Springs, California, 2006.
  • 9th California State University Regional Symposium on University Teaching, 2006.
  • International Academy of Business Disciplines, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2005.
  • Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2004.
  • State Bar Of California Commission For The Revision Of The Rules Of Professional Conduct, 2004.
  • Multicultural workshop with Najeeba Syeed-Miller, Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center and John Rodriguez, Loyola Law School, Southern California Mediation Association 14th Annual Conference, 2002.


Awards and Honors

  • Manchester Who’s Who of Professionals and Executives (2006- ).
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster, Peace and Conflict Resolution (2005-2010).
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International (2002).
  • Research: Hewlett Foundation with Jerry Sanders (UC-Berkeley) to evaluate and propose critieria for assessing cultural competence of third parties with multicultural conflict process (1999-2001).
  • Wennerstrom Award (for outstanding contribution as director of legal aid clinic 1985).
  • Public Interest Fellow (1984).


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