Saltman Center's The Desert Talking Piece

  • Fall|Winter 2021-2022

    As Alternative Dispute Resolution has continually grown in popularity and practitioners, the Saltman Center for Dispute Resolution is no different in its expansion. From launching a partnership with the university's Ombuds office to ensure employees have a safe place to air their grievances to a recent graduate's career epiphany in an ADR class, learn more in this installment of The Desert Talking Piece.
  • Fall|Winter 2020-2021

    There is little doubt that 2020 has seen an incredible shift online for the legal profession, and the Saltman Center is helping to guide the way. From hosting online lectures and competitions to research on the psychological impacts of online lawyering and helping the next generation of practitioners. Learn more in this issue of The Desert Talking Piece.
  • Fall|Winter 2019-2020

    Though it has been 15 years since it was launched, the Saltman Center remains committed to advancing the theory and practice of ADR in scholarly publications, student involvement and special events. Professor Lydia Nussbaum steps in to fill the sizable shoes of Professor Jean Sternlight, the Saltman Center's Founding Director.
  • Fall|Winter 2018-2019

    This year, the Saltman Center unveils its Dispute Resolution Concentration and prepares to host the inaugural West Coast Dispute Resolution Conversation. Discover these exciting developments and meet Robin Gonzales, a student leading the way in ADR.
  • Spring|Summer 2018

    Join us as we welcome two new key faculty members, and three new student fellows. Also learn about the Center's new Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program.
  • Fall 2016

    There are few issues bigger than the crisis of water resources, especially in the desert. Read how the Saltman Center is working to resolve these concerns through mediation.
  • Fall 2015

    Saltman Director Jean Sternlight earns multiple national awards, while we welcome Pat Mulroy, a leader in the international water community for more than 25 years, as a Senior Fellow.
  • Fall 2014

    We're celebrating our 10th anniversary! Take a look back at the past decade, and see a sneak peek of the coming year.
  • Fall 2013

    Saltman Center founder Michael Saltman discusses how sports could ultimately bring peace to the Middle East. And introducing Lydia Nussbaum, our new Associate Director of the Center.
  • Fall 2012

    Peace in North Ireland was a long process, but a recent visit by Ireland's Ambassador to the US explains how it was finally accomplished. We also dive into the background of the "Nevada Law Journal's" most recent edition.
  • Fall 2011

    National Public Radio's Linda Wertheimer was the latest guest lecturer as part of the "Peace in the Desert" lecture series, while the center recently screened the documentary "Burma VJ" as well as hosted symposium asking of democracy exists in the nation's workplaces.
  • Fall 2010

    Poker and Las Vegas are a synonymous duo, but what can the casino favorite teach us about negotiations? Also read about the Saltman Center's Conference on Economic Crisis and Conflict Resolution and a recent visit by the former Liberian President.
  • Fall 2009

    In the latest issue of The Desert Talking Piece, see why more than 1,300 people gave NPR's Daniel Schorr a thunderous standing ovation at a recent lecture as well as learn practical advice for dealing with lying in negotiations.
  • Summer 2008

    Discover more about the center's namesakes, Michael and Sonja Saltman, while diving into a recent conference which brought together academics, public officials and policy experts to address water issues on and along the Colorado River.
  • Summer 2007

    Read about a recent lecture by Thomas L. Friedman as part of the Saltman Centers "Peace in the Desert" series, and see how well Boyd students did in the International Client Counseling Competition held in Australia.
  • Fall 2006

    Meet the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolutions' new Director of Training, Peter Reilly, and learn more about the UNLV Parking Citation program started by the center.