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Negotiation Matters, Part II: Application Deadline

As noted in the description of Negotiation Matters, mastery of negotiation is a life skill in that we all negotiate every day with colleagues, bosses, domestic partners, friends, clients and many others. All classes are a dynamic mix of theory, demonstration, skills exercises and roleplay practice intended to increase your confidence and effectiveness in any negotiation you undertake.

Disrupting the Discourse on Motherhood & Leadership: Women in Higher Education Administration

How do mothers in demanding administrative roles negotiate their equally demanding family lives and responsibilities? How does motherhood impact one’s leadership experience? Dr. Sunny Lee will share the results of her qualitative study on the experiences of diverse senior-level administrators in higher education who are simultaneously raising school-aged children.

This event is sponsored by the Women's Community Center and Mothers in Academia. Please RSVP by Nov. 15 at:

Lawyers as Leaders: Barbara Babcock

With the release of her memoir, Fish Raincoats:  A Woman Lawyer’s Life, Barbara Babcock looks back on an extraordinary life and career punctuated by “firsts.”  She was the first woman appointed to the faculty at Stanford Law School, the first woman to hold an endowed chair, and the first emerita.  She pioneered the study of women in the legal profession with her book, Woman Lawyer:  The Trials of Clara Foltz, a biography of the first woman lawyer in the west and a founder of the public defender movement.

Strategies for Change: Research Initiatives and Recommendations to Improve Police-Community Relations in Oakland, California, with Jennifer Eberhard

In May of 2014, the City of Oakland engaged SPARQ researchers to examine race relations between the Oakland Police Department (OPD) and the Oakland community. Jennifer Eberhardt will present the findings that were released by the SPARQ research team in June of 2016. In their report, Strategies for Change: Research Initiatives and Recommendations to Improve Police-Community Relations in Oakland, California, they present evidence of pervasive racial disparities in stops, searches, handcuffings, and arrests.


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