Terry Amsler

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Terry Amsler is an Adjunct Lecturer with the Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs where he teaches courses on public engagement. Terry has extensive experience with both public participation and conflict resolution practices and was recognized for his contributions with the “Hero Award” from the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation in 2014.  He has particular interests in inclusion, institutionalization, and ethics-related challenges relevant to various public participation and collaborative governance practices, as well as in the important links between theory and practice. Terry has served in program director roles with both the Public Engagement Program at the League of California Cities’ Institute for Local Government as well as the Hewlett Foundation’s conflict resolution grant making area.  He is a past executive director of the Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission and of Community Boards (a community mediation program in San Francisco). Terry is currently a co-chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Public Policy, Consensus Building, and Democracy Committee, as well as  a steering committee member of the University Network for Collaborative Governance and. He also serves on an advisory committees with the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education and the Institute for Local Government.



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