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Roscoe Pound Would Be Proud – Reflections On The History Of The GPC

Roscoe Pound Would Be Proud – Reflections On The History Of The GPC

Following the final GPC Series event held in London in last week, it seems timely to go back to where it all began. History informs the present and the future and, in our excitement about the significance of this ambitious project, it is important not to overlook the contribution of the memorable life of the man whose name it bears.

Roscoe Pound (1872-1964) was a remarkable man. Whilst some scholars brand him as ‘the most famous American jurisprudential thinker of the first half of the twentieth century’ and ‘the greatest twentieth century dean of the Harvard Law School’ his is hardly the name on every lawyer’s lips. Nor did he fit the mould of your average law school Dean.

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Posted by GPC Series in Ask An Expert, GPC, Introductory Guide
Ask An Expert: Colin Rule

Ask An Expert: Colin Rule

Colin Rule, Vice President of Online Dispute Resolution at Tyler Technologies, in Silicon Valley, discusses education, technology and providing better access to justice online.

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Posted by Natasha Mellersh in Ask An Expert, GPC
Advocating Alternative Political Resolution

Advocating Alternative Political Resolution

I proposed the idea of alternative political resolution (APR) in a 2015 blog post about potential future developments in mediation. Now I’d like to explore the idea in more detail in light of the Global Pound Conference Series and related discussions about shaping the future of dispute resolution. I imagine APR as a process by which politicians with different views engage with each other, confidentially, with the help of an impartial third party, and work out policy or legislation solutions that satisfy all sides of the political debate. Read more

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The End Of Free Trade?

The End Of Free Trade?

With the fallout from the recent US election, many are feeling uneasy about the year ahead. Rising nationalism in Europe, along with a growing protectionist trend towards international trade are certainly a cause for concern. Read more

Posted by Natasha Mellersh in GPC, Opinion

MediatorTV: Episode 10

 

In this week’s episode, Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies take a look at developments in Asia as Singapore passes it’s long anticipated Mediation Act. With the number of new cases filed for mediation at the Singapore Mediation Centre last year at an all time high, it is no secret that Singapore is fast becoming a mediation hub for the region. Read more

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Update: New Public Consultation On Shaping European Investment Dispute Resolution Policy

Update: New Public Consultation On Shaping European Investment Dispute Resolution Policy

The European Commission (EC) has launched a new public consultation on the EU’s investment dispute resolution policy along with the options for multilateral reform, including the possible establishment of a permanent multilateral investment court.

The EC is now calling for comments on its most recent proposals, urging members of the mediation, conflict management and dispute resolution community to participate in the process. Read more

Posted by Natasha Mellersh in GPC, News
Negotiation In The Trump Era

Negotiation In The Trump Era

The recent inauguration of US President Donald Trump brings a new era of uncertainty to the international community, as many countries re-evaluate their relationships with the United States.

The role of the President as the chief negotiator of foreign policy is essential in maintaining global peace and security, and should not be taken lightly. Though he describes himself as an “expert negotiator”, the fact that Trump has caused considerable tension within his first few days in office has proven that he is in fact quite the opposite. Read more

Posted by Natasha Mellersh in GPC, Opinion

MediatorTV: Episode 9

 

In this week’s episode, Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies look at the seven biggest global trends in Mediation coming up in 2017.

Because it is Family Mediation Week in the UK this week, the episode includes a number of stories on family mediation but not all in the UK. Philippa Johnson is a special guest on the show, an experienced family mediator and also vice-chair of the Family Mediators Association, she speaks about the special focus this year on the child in family mediation.

The episode also looks at family and divorce mediation in Singapore, as well as some disruptive technology emerging in the US in the form of the Centre for Out of Court Divorce.

For the original transcript please click here.

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Ask An Expert: Diego Gosis

Ask An Expert: Diego Gosis

Diego Gosis, an Arbitrator and a Florida Foreign Legal Consultant at GST LLP in Miami, speaks about the digitalisation of dispute resolution and the benefits of increased cultural diversity in the field. Read more

Posted by Natasha Mellersh in Ask An Expert, GPC