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Alexandra Carter

Alexandra Carter ’03 is director of clinical programs at Columbia Law School, where students in her highly regarded Mediation Clinic participate in federal, state, and community-based dispute resolution programs in New York City and train diplomatic corps at the United Nations.

Carter once led a class in a university locker room to discuss what “locker room talk” means in public discourse and the role of disparaging remarks in conflict resolution.

In 2019, she was presented Columbia University’s Presidential Award for Teaching, which recognizes excellence and innovative teaching.

Her book Ask for More: 10 Questions to Improve Your Negotiations, Your Relationships, and Your Life, is scheduled to be published in 2020.

“I strive to create in the classroom the same environment we create in a mediation: a place where everyone knows they can be heard, where their voice matters, and they have the power to decide what their future looks like.”

Increasingly, the most challenging problems of our time are going to require people from many different walks of life and many different sectors to come together to solve them.