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Michelle LeBaron

Professor of Law

University of British Columbia

Peter A. Allard School of Law

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Professor Michelle LeBaron is a conflict transformation scholar/practitioner at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law whose work is focused on leadership, creativity and intercultural conflict engagement. She has done seminal work in many types of conflict transformation including intercultural, international, family, organisational and commercial, exploring how arts help shift intractable conflicts. She was a fellow at the Trinity College Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute in Dublin in 2017, holds a Wallenberg Fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, South Africa, and taught for 10 years at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Michelle’s books include The Choreography of Resolution: Conflict, Movement and Neuroscience, Conflict Across Cultures: A New Approach for a Changing World, Bridging Cultural Conflicts, and Bridging Troubled Waters.

ANZSOG programs

Prof LeBaron teaches in the following ANZSOG courses:

Executive Fellows Program (EFP)

Selected publications

Alexander, N. M. and LeBaron, M. (2017). ‘The Alchemy of Mediation’, Essays in Mediation. Singapore Management University School of Law Research Paper No. 11/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2929155.

LeBaron, M. (2016). The Deepest Sense: Revitalizing Links Between Law and Touch. Non Liquet. Westminster Law and Theory Lab Law and the Senses Series, United Kingdom.

LeBaron, M. (2016). Is the Blush off the Rose? Legal Education Metaphors in a Changing World. Journal of Law and Society, 43(1), 144-165.

LeBaron, M. and Alexander, N. M. (2016). Negotiating Beautifully: The Alchemy of Aesthetics in Collaborative Processes. In C. Honeyman & A. Kupfer Schneider (eds), The Negotiators Desk Reference. St. Paul, MN: DRI Press.

Beausoleil, E. and LeBaron, M. (2013). What Moves Us: Implications of Neuroscience and Dance for Conflict Transformation. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 2013(winter), 133-158.