Welcome from the Conference Chairs
Dear Conference Participants,
It is our pleasure to invite you to the seventh annual Columbia Arbitration Day on Friday, February 19th, 2016. For the past seven years, Columbia Arbitration Day has brought together scholars, practitioners, and students from across the world to Columbia Law School for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community.
The theme of this year’s conference is “The System Reexamined: Challenging Assumptions in International Arbitration.” In light of the complex and evolving nature of the field, this theme reflects a desire to consider new perspectives on issues that have long been accepted as canonical aspects of the system. Our four panels each require us to reevaluate preconceptions of international arbitration: the trends and prospects of class arbitrations, the role of auxiliaries and associated conflicts of interest, challenges to the system’s legitimacy, and the enforcement of arbitral awards in situations of public international law violations.
Columbia Arbitration Day 2016 will be a unique opportunity for scholars, practitioners, and students to share experiences and gain insight into some of the most significant and dynamic issues in the field. We hope that this forum will allow participants to capitalize on opportunities to learn from fellow experts, make meaningful connections, and further the dialogue on international arbitration.
Thank you for your participation, and welcome to Columbia Arbitration Day 2016.
(From left to right) Simón Navarro González, Mevelyn Ong, Libby Marden, Amanda Jiménez Pintón, and Tamer Mallat
Columbia Arbitration Day 2016 Conference Co-Chairs