Academic Foundations and Bahá'í Insights in Dispute Resolution: Harmonizing Principles

This presentation explores the integration between recent academic research in dispute resolution and the enduring spiritual principles of the Bahá'í Faith. The foundation for this presentation is a multidisciplinary course I created and teach to Pepperdine University doctoral students which examines academic research in economics, psychology, law, and negotiation. Through the presentation, we discover the convergence of these scholarly disciplines with the timeless wisdom of the Bahá'í writings, culminating in a holistic and comprehensive framework for communication and dispute resolution.

  • Parham Holakouee

    Parham Holakouee is a professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. He received his BA and MBA at UCLA, his JD from Columbia Law School, his MS from UC Berkeley, and is completing his PhD at UC Berkeley. Beyond his university teaching, Parham lectures on a wide range of subjects including leadership, negotiation, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.


48th Annual Conference

The views expressed in this recording are those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Association for Bahá’í Studies, nor the authoritative explications of Bahá’í writings.