"Gould" is the Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, the heart of dispute resolution programs at Stanford University, including the Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program, underwritten by the Joseph B. Gould Foundation.
A historic landmark at Stanford, the Gould Center was remodeled in 1998 thanks to a generous donation from Joseph B. Gould. The center houses classes and meeting rooms, offices, and an expansive garden to provide an ideal forum for integrating theory and practice in conflict resolution.
Established in 1996 to improve, increase, and coordinate the dispute resolution offerings in the Law School curriculum, the program now offers small, highly interactive seminars in Negotiation, Mediation, Advanced Negotiation, and Dispute Resolution Systems Design to more than 200 Stanford Law School students annually. Most of the program's courses are taught at the Gould Center.
The Gould ADR Research Initiative
The Gould ADR Research Initiative was created to promote academic scholarship on the theory and practice of alternative dispute resolution, and to explore ways to continuously improve the quality of instruction offered through the Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program. The Initiative complements the pedagogical mission of the Gould Center by supporting Stanford faculty in their efforts to develop high-quality, innovative research projects in the field of negotiation.
The Initiative is co-directed by Senior Lecturer Janet Martinez and Professor Alison Morantz. For further information, please contact Janet Martinez, the principal investigator.