In company with The Ohio State University, Harvard, and Stanford, Provost Grande Lum launches America’s Peacemakers Book

ATHERTON, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2020) – Menlo College is proud to announce the launch of “America’s Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights”– a book co-authored by Grande Lum, Menlo College Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. 

The book launch will be hosted by The Ohio State University’s Moritz Program on Dispute Resolution and the Divided Community Project, in accompaniment with the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, the Stanford Law School Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, and Menlo College. 

This book is in its second edition, and is co-authored by Bertram Levine and Provost Lum. Lum was the Director of the Community Relations Service (CRS) from 2012 to 2016, and in the book he recounts the accomplishments and challenges faced by the agency during its second twenty-five years of operation. During his tenure, CRS worked on the ground in the communities of Ferguson MO, Baltimore MD, and Sanford FL after the killings of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Trayvon Martin.

“Our academic leadership is once again in great company, this time among the top conflict resolution experts in our nation, driving issues critical to our country’s healing. Provost Lum’s expertise puts Menlo College in fine standing as a home of thought leadership in an area that transcends all types of workplaces,” says Menlo College President Steven Weiner.

To attend the launch, register here! The event will be held on Thursday, November 12 between 2 pm and 3:15 pm (PST) and will feature the following panelists:

  • Grande Lum, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Menlo College
  • Sarah Cole, Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution, OSU Law
  • Alonzo Emery, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  • David Levine, co-author Bertram Levine’s son
  • Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Distinguished and Chancellor’s Chair in Law, UCI Law
  • Janet Martinez, Director, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program, Stanford Law School
  • Nancy Rogers, Moritz Chair Emeritus, OSU Law 

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About Menlo College

Menlo College was established in 1927. It is a small, private, non-profit, four-year, accredited, residential college located in Atherton, California. Menlo College’s location in Silicon Valley, one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative geographical areas, has enabled the college to create a valuable market niche for its students locally — as well as globally. Menlo College cultivates in its students the skills, integrity, and passion to make meaningful contributions in an innovation economy.