The Library will be closed on Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 21 at 7am.
Devising strategies for complex public policy challenges: Lessons learned from the Visitation on Utah’s Public Lands workshop
By Danya Rumore for EDRBlog.org Public policy challenges have a tendency to be somewhat overwhelming. People often don’t agree about the nature of the problem or what, if anything, should be done to address it. Even where there is agreement that there is a problem and it should be addressed, often public policy challenges—such as […]
The Law Library will be open from 8am to 6pm this week, December 16-21. The Law Library will be closed to the public from Saturday, December 21 through Wednesday, January 1. We will reopen at 8am on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Regular semester hours begin on Monday, January 6.
By Angela Turnbow for EDRBlog.org One of the reasons I enjoy managing the EDR Blog is the chance to read about the valuable resources, best practices, case studies, ideas, and activities related to collaboration and dialogue, as well as to learn about all of the amazing work that is being done to resolve the complex […]
By David Fairman and Stacie Nicole Smith This post originally appeared on Consensus Building Institute’s blog on August 7, 2019. We are reposting it with David Fairman’s and Stacie Nicole Smith’s permission. CBI’s vision is “a world in which our most difficult challenges are solved through collaboration.” That seems like a fairly tall order, in […]
The Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for Thanksgiving.
By Nedra Chandler for EDRBlog.org Looking out my window at the Wasatch mountains today, in my new role as associate director at the Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program, I am musing about what ‘societies to match our scenery’ might require. Wallace Stegner wrote in an essay in 1969 that: “When [the West] fully […]
By Marina Piscolish, Ph.D. I wonder what my dear Hawaiian friend Jan would say about the current stance taken by Kū Kiaʻi Mauna, the protectors of Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain and for many, a sacred place. The State plans to install a thirty-meter telescope (TMT) on its summit in spite of vocal opposition by […]
By Ryan Golten and Daniel R. Birch This post originally appeared on Consensus Building Institute’s blog on May 29, 2019. We are reposting it with Ryan Golten’s and Daniel R. Birch’s permission. In 1990, after over a decade of fierce opposition, EPA vetoed Denver’s proposed Two Forks Reservoir on Colorado’s South Platte River. The decision […]
By Hannah Satein for EDRBlog.org Concern about functional public discourse and decision-making has risen sharply in the U.S. since the election of Donald Trump with some questioning if we are existing in a post-truth era. Indeed, we often hear cries of “fake news” or see seemingly, to some, blatant conspiracy theories gaining widespread traction among […]