New York City’s “Most Influential Peacemaker” to Deliver Lecture at Pace Law School on Conflict Resolution

Resolving Conflicts Between Economic Development and Environmental Protection

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – One of America’s most distinguished professional mediators and one of New York City’s most influential public advocates, Theodore W. Kheel will explore the “resolution of the intensifying conflict between environmental protection and economic development” on October 30, 2006. The lecture will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Classroom Building, room 101, at Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains. A reception will be held immediately following. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dubbed by Business Week as the “Master Locksmith of Deadlock Bargaining,” Kheel has participated in the resolution of more than 30,000 labor disputes. His approach to identifying common ground and ability to maintain a voice of reason amid many opposing voices have made it possible for him to settle some of the most difficult labor disputes of the 20th century. The New York Times declared him “the most influential peacemaker in New York City in the last half-century.”

Kheel, who is of counsel to Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP and president and CEO of the Nurture Nature Foundation, will present Pace Law School’s Seventh Annual Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law. In his lecture, Kheel will draw on his vast experience to identify the distinct components of the conflict and the means by which the conflict can be resolved.

Kheel gained notoriety early in his career for his mediation of a strike against the New York City newspapers and later, President Lyndon Johnson enlisted his help in mediating a nationwide railroad dispute. He is a 1935 graduate of Cornell University, AB, and Cornell Law School, LLB 1937. He has been a member of the New York Bar Association since 1937, and is a member of the American Arbitration Association and the Academy of Arbitrators. Kheel is the author of the 10 volume treatise, Kheel on Labor Law, as well as a book on the basic principles of conflict resolution, The Keys to Conflict Resolution.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 5,000 alumni/ae throughout the country. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, N.Y., campus. The School also offers the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and in Comparative Legal Studies. The School, which has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, also offers the SJD program in that field. The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

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