Nancy Erbe, LL.M., J.D.

Nancy Erbe

College of Arts & Humanities

Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding

Professor of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

(310) 243-2805

Nancy D. Erbe, J.D., L.L.M., is Professor of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding at California State University Dominguez Hills where she has developed courses like Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding and the Ethics of Conflict Resolution.  She has been invited to lecture at Cornell School of Law.  Prior to joining NCRP, she was a visiting faculty scholar at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution , Pepperdine University School of Law, where she taught Dispute Resolution and Education, and faculty at the 1) University of California Berkeley, where with support from the Hewlett foundation she developed and piloted curriculum in multicultural conflict resolution, was the first director of the Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution, and faculty for the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program, Center for Sustainable Resource Development, 2) the University of Denver (applied communications and graduate school of social work, where she taught Managing the Angry and Dangerous Client) and 3) University of Oslo International Summer School (to-date her students, clients and colleagues represent over eighty countries).

Professor Erbe started mediating child welfare cases with the Minneapolis American Indian Center as she was ending her litigation practice with Fredrickson and Byron where she represented the Minneapolis Public Schools in disciplinary, special education and school board matters, North Memorial Hospital with immigration concerns, Mayo Clinic and a range of small business, real estate and family law clients. Before starting a full time ADR practice in 1995, she was asked to lead a treatment team for violent female juvenile offenders and successfully integrated mediation to reduce violent behavior by more than fifty percent in less than six months. She was then asked to develop national no-violence curriculum for middle school funded by the Department of Justice. Her mediation and conflict resolution clients include the U.S. Office of the Interior, U.S. Office of Personnel, Colorado State Commission on Indian Affairs, Colorado State Department of Corrections, Bay Area Rapid Transit, City of Boulder Human Relations Commission, Wu Yee, and County of Los Angeles.

Her most recent book Cross Cultural Collaboration and Leadership for Modern Organizations.  Her other Publications are Organizational Approaches to Diversity and Innovation, Collective Efficacy; Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Leadership, Negotiation Alchemy: Global Skills Inspiring and Transforming Diverging Worlds (August 2011) was recently published by Berkeley Public Policy Press, University California, Berkeley. Holding These Truths: Empowerment and Recognition in Action (an interactive case study curriculum for multicultural dispute resolution), Seeds Bearing Fruit: Pan-African Peace Action… (she contributed chapter seventeen “Planting Critical Seeds for Cultures of Peace in Africa" co-authored with five students---four from CSUDH and one from the University of Oslo International Summer School.), Innovation in Business and Enterprise (she contributed chapter 14 " Advancing the Potential of Diversity for Innovation"), Negotiating and Mediating Peace in Africa (co-authored with students) in Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal; Appreciating Mediation’s Global Role in Promoting Good Governance in Harvard Negotiation Law Review, The Global Popularity and Promise of Facilitative ADR in Temple International & Comparative Law Journal and Prostitutes: Victims of Men’s Exploitation and Abuse in the Journal of  Law and Inequality (The UN has translated and disseminated in various languages around the world).

She is currently serving on the Fulbright review committee for Senior Specialists in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution after visiting Cyprus as a senior specialist in 2009. Rotary International has designated Professor Erbe a Paul Harris Fellowin appreciation for furthering better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world. She has also been a Public Interest Fellow, received the Wennerstrom award for outstanding contribution as a director of a legal aid clinic, and been interviewed for Star Channel in India and the Chicago Tribune.  Professor Erbe received her B.A. in non-profit administration from Metropolitan State University, her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Minnesota School of Law, and L.L.M. from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law.  

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Nancy Erbe's Sabbatical In India

Nancy Erbe’s Visit to Cyprus