MICHELLE LEBARON is Director of the Program on Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia, Canada, where her focus is on interdisciplinary excellence in dispute resolution pedagogy and practice. Michelle’s scholarship and practice aims to deepen capacities for effectiveness across worldview and cultural differences, and is informed by international work designing conflict management systems and practicing in family, commercial and peace-building contexts. She served as professor of conflict analysis and resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia from 1993-2003, and has served on the boards of several national and international organizations.
Michelle has written many articles, and three recent books, Conflict Across Cultures: A Unique Approach to Bridging Differences; Bridging Cultural Conflicts: A New Approach for a Changing World; and Bridging Troubled Waters: Conflict Resolution from the Heart. Michelle has been teaching the Culture, Diversity and Power in Resolution LLM course in the Professional LLM in ADR program at Osgoode Professional Development since its inception.