The Scathingly Brilliant Scholarship of Lisa Blomgren Amsler (Formerly Bingham)

  • Mariana D Hernandez-Crespo (St. Thomas University)
  • David B. Lipsky
  • Tina Nabatchi
  • Rosemary O'Leary (University of Kansas)


This essay honors Lisa Blomgren Amsler (formerly Bingham) as an International Association for Conflict Management Jeffrey Z. Rubin Award recipient (2006). Lisa is the author or co‐author of over 125 path‐breaking publications that span the fields of dispute resolution, negotiation, conflict management, public administration, public policy, law, philosophy, and organizational studies, among many others. She the consummate example of “thinking DaVinci” —using lateral thinking, moving fluidly across contexts and perspectives, taking knowledge from one context and applying it to another, and fostering creativity and innovation in scholarship. This article focuses on Lisa's contributions in the areas of mandatory arbitration and the effects of mediation, justice, and justness in alternative dispute resolution and public participation, and collaborative public management. In addition, we highlight Lisa's impact outside the United States. We give Lisa the last word where she analyzes gaps in research and practice, as well as the future of the field.

Keywords: Collaboration, conflict resolution, arbitration, mediation, ADR, public participation

How to Cite:

Hernandez-Crespo, M. D. & Lipsky, D. & Nabatchi, T. & O'Leary, R., (2018) “The Scathingly Brilliant Scholarship of Lisa Blomgren Amsler (Formerly Bingham)”, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research 12(4), 281-296. doi:



Published on
06 Jun 2018
Peer Reviewed