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Flagship Events

Alexander Lecture

Event Type Flagship Events
13 November 2018 - 18:00
13 November 2018 - 20:00

The Alexander Lecture was founded in recognition of the contribution of Mr John Russell Willis Alexander (1897 - 1985) to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He served for 40 years as a member of Council and was elected President of the Institute of Arbitrators, as it was named at the time, for the period 1952 - 1955.

This preeminent flagship meeting is considered one of the most respected events in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) calendar.

This year's lecture entitled “Basic Hygiene or Existential Challenge - Technology, Transparency, and Diversity in Arbitration” will take place during CIArb Congress in Atlanta and will be delivered by Ambassador (r.) David Huebner.

Ambassador Huebner will discuss the challenges posed to arbitration practice by the rise of synthetic intelligence and certain other technologies, by efforts to peel away some of the layers of confidentiality in which arbitration has traditionally been wrapped, and by a perceived, persistent disconnect between rhetoric and action on the issue of diversity. He will consider where opportunities and potential dangers lie in those areas, and will offer insights on the likely path ahead.

Please click on the event programme to learn more.

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