2024 Canadian National Negotiation Competition - Keynote Address & Negotiation Master Class : Cognitive Errors in Negotiation

Vendredi, 1 mars, 2024 14:00à15:30
Moot Court, McGill Faculty of Law

With Professor Suzanne Bouclin, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law  

Business development that is ethical - socially and environmentally sustainable – requires dialogue.  The integration of equity-seeking and profit-seeking priorities brings different voices to the table, from opposite corners of these debates.  This presentation will explore cognitive barriers that can inhibit the search for common ground, in the vitally important quest for sustainable growth. 


Professor Suzanne Bouclin is full professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law section. She holds a doctorate in Law from McGill University, written under the supervision of Rod Macdonald. She is the recipient of the University of Ottawa’s prestigious Young Researcher of the Year Award (2015) and an outgoing member of the Global Young Academy (2016-2021). Her first monograph Women, Film, and Law (2021)  explores how fictional representations of women’s incarceration can illuminate the marginalization, social exclusion, and oppression experienced by criminalized women. Her most recent book was published in December 2023: Une introduction à la théorie et à la pratique de la résolution des différends (Les Editions JFD, 2024). Professor Bouclin is highly regarded for her work in furthering social justice for marginalized people. From 2016-2018 she was appointed to the Ontario Human Right’s Tribunal. In 2014, she relaunched the Ticket Defence Program - a free mobile legal clinic providing legal services to homeless people in Ottawa. Throughout her career, she has advanced substantive equality by working for and with organizations such as Court Challenges Program of Canada; the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice; the National Association of Women in the Law; ProBono Students Canada; and the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund.  Her advocacy was recognized by her peers in 2014 with the Faculty of Law’s Community Service Award. Professor Bouclin is a well-respected mediator, conducts workplace investigations, and regularly trains decision-makers and members of the legal profession on implicit bias.  

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