For the blog today, I thought I would incorporate some of the student reflections about one of our first speakers. We had a terrific briefing on the economy from Guilio Ricci, an economics professor at the University of Havana. From Max Rabkin: Spending a week in Havana was an eye-opening experience for many reasons. I … Continue reading Cuba–Economic Challenges
Last week, I posted Heather’s latest contribution to our conversation about ADR Careers. Here’s my response. _______ Thanks for all your kind words, Heather. You give me way too much credit. But why argue? Indeed, let me summarize some of the things I think we agree about. First, we both want to help law students … Continue reading Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 3
ADR Law Prof extraordinaire Carrie Menkel-Meadow (UC-Irvine / Georgetown) is featured in Mediate.com’s interview series The Mediators: Views from the Eye of the Storm. Robert Benjamin’s hour and half interview covers a wide range of topics and is quite interesting, but you should expect that from someone who is on the ADR Law Prof Mount … Continue reading Menkel-Meadow Interview on Mediate.com
Before continuing with any other blog posts about what we learned, I thought it might be useful to discuss what we did not hear about. Castro. In short, we had no discussions with any of our speakers about any potential changes to the political system. No speaker really talked to us about what the government … Continue reading Cuba–What We Did Not Discuss…
One might assume that using a “planned early dispute resolution” (PEDR) system should be a “no-brainer” for businesses that regularly litigate because litigation-as-usual undermines many business interests such as efficiency, protection of reputations and relationships, control of disputing and business operations generally, and risk management, among others. Although this seems like a plausible assumption, the … Continue reading A No-Brainer?
From IFOI Brian Jarrett Hello Folks, Our 6th Annual International Cyber-conference on Dispute Resolution will take place on April 13, 2016, at noon to 2:30 pm (PST). Be sure to find the equivalent time and date in your location on the globe. California State University at Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) will be the “bridge university” this … Continue reading 6th Annual International Cyber-conference on Dispute Resolution
From PFOI S.I. Strong: Dear all As you know, I moderate the Young-OGEMID listserve, which is dedicated to junior scholars and practitioners interested in matters relating to international arbitration. We are following up last year’s inaugural “virtual symposium” on how junior people can get published (and why they should want to) with a second such … Continue reading Virtual Symposium on Getting Speaking Engagements in DR
On our very first night in Cuba, we went to dinner at the famous Hotel Nacional. The Hotel is gorgeous on a bluff overlooking the water, old, majestic, and impressive. Here is a picture of all of us in the ballroom. Everyone famous who has visited Cuba, comes to the Hotel and there are even … Continue reading Cuba–the Spanish-Cuban-American War–Who Knew?