CIArb News

John Smith Trust's Fellow visit at the CIArb HQ

12 Jun 2019

On 11 June 2019, Lewis Johnston​ (Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Research), Dr​ Paresh Kathrani (Director of Education and Training) and Natalia Otlinger (PR & Engagement Executive) met with Liana Kartsivadze at the CIArb headquarters.

Liana is a Fellow from the John Smith Trust undertaking a research project about how to institutionalise mediation as a form of ADR in Georgia.

Dr​ Paresh Kathrani introduced Liana to CIArb's meditation courses, training and accreditation and Natalia Otlinger explained CIArb’s strategies in promoting alternative dispute resolution.

Lewis Johnston​ (Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Research) commented:

"We were delighted to welcome Liana at our headquarters and share our experiences regarding mediation training and promotion. Her passion for introducing mediation as an alternative to court jurisdiction in Georgia is truly inspiring. We wish her all the best with her project."

The John Smith Trust seeks to promote good governance, social justice and the rule of law by nurturing a new generation of leaders committed to making a difference in their countries and societies.

The Trust runs Fellowship Programmes, targeting countries of the former Soviet Union and the Middle East & Gulf. The JST Fellowship Programme is a unique and potentially life-changing opportunity. It offers exceptional individuals the chance to explore issues of good governance, social justice and the rule of law in an intensive four-week programme in the UK. It gives participants the chance to explore their leadership styles and develop key skills.

The John Smith Trust was formed in 1996 to provide a permanent memorial to one of Britain’s best-loved politicians with the aim of honouring him by promoting the ideals he held dear. A registered charity, the Trust is actively supported by all the major parties in the UK, and a broad range of individuals and organisations across the public, private and third sectors. 

Find out more about The John Smith Trust here.

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