International Arbitration: Evolution or Devolution?


Technology, social transformations, political upheaval, environmental degradation, and shifting economic priorities require that arbitration and, more broadly, dispute resolution re-invent themselves.

Challenges are everywhere in this field of arbitration: Investment arbitration faces challenges by states proposing alternatives to avoid subjecting their measures to international arbitral review. In commercial arbitration, the increasing complexity and quantity of the matters to be resolved, the impact these cases have beyond the individual parties in dispute, and raising geopolitical tensions require innovative scholarship to offer potential solutions.

During the Symposium on November 15 and 16, we will critically assess where arbitration is headed: is arbitration evolving toward more sophisticated forms or are there setbacks?

Are all current developments increasing efficiency in arbitration proceedings? Does arbitration still offer a suitable solution to business disputes everywhere? 30 scholars and researchers will present research on these topics.

Date and Location

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 9:00am to Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 1:00pm
Address 1: 
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
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