Institute Lectures: International Arbitration Institute


Lectures & Events


Annual White & Case International Arbitration Lectures

Miami Law’s 2022 White & Case International Arbitration Lecture featured George A. Bermann (Professor, Columbia Law School) on International Arbitration and EU Law: Still on a Collision Course?" Although international arbitration and the European Union – two of the world's most robust international law regimes – have coexisted peacefully for decades, hostility between them has erupted, to the point that each of the two regimes regards the other as the prime threat to its authority. The contestation has been waged on several fronts and, while the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment agreements will mitigate them, mutual antagonism persists. You may re-watch the lecture here (password: Jq8d37**).

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Miami Law’s 2021 White & Case International Arbitration Lecture featured international arbitration specialist  David W. Rivkin (Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton) on Post-Pandemic Arbitration: Will It Be Contact-Free?” The world of international arbitration moved rapidly to continue to serve its users during the pandemic. During the lecture, David W. Rivkin discussed the lessons we have learned and how they can be adapted to improve arbitration in the post-pandemic world. The lecture also discussed how the pandemic may impact damage claims. Read more about the lecture here or read the Lecture Script. You may also re-watch the lecture here

The 2020 Miami Law Annual White & Case Lecture on "International Arbitration: Rise and Reform" at the University of Miami School of Law’s International Arbitration Institute, featuring distinguished guest speaker Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, President of ICCA, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. Read more about the lecture here. 

Jan Paulsson







The 2019 Miami Law Annual White & Case Lecture on “New Perspectives on the Liability of States for Complicity in the Wrong-Doing of Other States," featuring Jan Paulsson, Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair & Professor of Law. Read more about the lecture here

Albert Van den Berg





The 2018 Miami Law Annual White & Case Lecture on “Reflections on the 60th Anniversary of the 1958 New York Convention," featuring Professor Dr. Albert Jan van den Berg, founding partner at Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels and the most prominent expert on the New York Convention. Read more about the lecture here, or watch the video of the lecture and Q&A

The 2017 Miami Law Annual White & Case Lecture on "The Empire Strikes Back: The Struggles to Reshape Investor-State Dispute Settlement," featuring W. Michael Reisman, the Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Read more about the lecture here. 

Carolyn Lamm







The 2015 Miami Law Annual White & Case Lecture on "Can Process Make up for Distrust in International Arbitration?"  featuring Carolyn Lamm, Partner at White & Case LLP and Distinguished Faculty Chair of Miami Law's International Arbitration LL.M. Program. (This inaugural lecture was nominated for Best Speech Award by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) in February 2016.) Watch the video recording of the lecture here.

Other International Arbitration Institute Events

On Friday, October 22, 2021 Miami Law's International Arbitration Institute hosted "Globalized Americas," a roundtable discussion based on a compendium of publications by Johnathan C. Hamilton, Partner and Head of Latin American Arbitration at White & Case, Miami Law Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Faculty Chair of the International Arbitration Institute. The event also featured: Luis Miguel Castilla, Former Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Peru; Ambassador of Peru to the United States; Eric Farnsworth, Vice President and Washington Head, Council of America; Pablo Guidotti, Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella; Former Deputy Minister of the Economy and Secretary of the Treasury, Republic of Argentina; and Estafania San Juan, White & Case LLP, Miami.

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On Tuesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 10 the Universidad Externado de Colombia and the University of Miami School of Law’s International Arbitration Institute organized the two-day roundtable discussion V Jornadas de Arbitraje Nacional e Internacional / V Arbitration Talks  "Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), Arbitration, and the Americas."  

On Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 14, 2021 Miami Law's International Arbitration Institute and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North America (NAB) and Brazil Branches joined forces to offer an online, world-class arbitration training to arbitrators, practitioners, and students across Brazil for the CIArb + Miami Law ADR Capacity Sharing Program 2021: Brazil event. 
On Thursday, April 22, 2021 Miami Law’s International Arbitration Institute and Inter-American Law Review hosted a student panel discussion on “Globalization & Arbitration: The Impact of an Era of Disruption on Investment and Commercial Arbitration,” moderated by Jonathan C. Hamilton, Distinguished Faculty Chair, Miami Law International Arbitration Institute and Partner, White & Case LLP, Washington, DC. 

On Friday September 6, 2019, Miami Law highlighted International Arbitration Day with remarks from Carolyn Lamm, Partner at White & Case LLP and Distinguished Faculty Chair of Miami Law's International Arbitration LL.M. Program. Topics included: "The Idea of Arbitration, Commercial Arbitration, Investor-State Arbitration, and Careers in Arbitration" for Miami Law's International Arbitration Day. 





March 14, 2018- Blockchain ADR Revealed: Conflict Resolution at the Onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Global Legal Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution Center in collaboration with University of Miami School of Law’s International Arbitration Institute held a conference on blockchain technology at the University of Sao Paolo on March 14, 2018. Professor Marike Paulsson, Director of the International Arbitration Institute, and International Arbitration LL.M. Graduate Program Alumnus, Alexander Fischetti, participated in organizing the event and were among a group of diverse and renowned speakers. All of which can be viewed in the link below. The conference discussed how blockchain technology will provide solutions and enable the evolution of conflict resolution in the coming fourth industrial revolution. 
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Klaus Reichert and Marike Paulsson at lecture





February 12, 2018 - Klaus Reichert SC, “Emergency Relief: Institutional Role and Further Regulations”
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(Pictured: Klaus Reichert left and Marike Paulsson, moderator, right)

November 8, 2017 -  "The CAM-CCBC: An Institutional Perspective on Arbitration in Latin America" featuring Caroline Costa

October 23, 2017 - “International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation: The Power of Data” featuring Bill Slate

April 6, 2017 - Q & A with the Honorable Herbert Stern





September 18, 2016 - Marike Paulsson book launch and discussion of The 1958 New York Convention in Action
(Pictured: Photo from book signing in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. honoring Miami Law Professor Marike Paulsson's new book "The 1958 New York Convention in Action" held in September 2016 in conjunction with the International Bar Association Annual Meeting.) 

April 14, 2016 - Professor Jonathan C. Hamilton lectures on "Solving the Unsolvable: Sovereign Negotiations Across the Americas"

March 1, 2016 – Professor Jan Paulsson served as the Head of Jury Committee that selected the recipient of the Isa Award for Service to Humanity.

February 26, 2016 – Arbitration LL.M. students, Jason Duey and Alejandro Alvarez, and Faculty attended the Florida Bar International Litigation Arbitration & Transactions (ILAT) Conference

February 17, 2016International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) & Miami Law International Arbitration Institute held New York Convention Roadshow at the Supreme Court in San Jose, Costa Rica, featuring Professor Jan Paulsson and Director of the Institute, Marike Paulsson with about 70 judges, judges-in-training and lawyers in attendance. The Roadshow focused on the proper appellation of the New York Convention in Costa Rica and established a platform for lawyers and judges to interact.

February 17, 2016“Jan Paulsson and the Idea of Arbitration” – discussion held at the University of Costa Rica with the support of the International Chamber of Commerce and Costa Rica Young Arbitrators for law students and professionals interested in arbitration. The panel was comprised of Professor Jan Paulsson, Marike Paulsson, Julieta Ovalle, Francisco Gonzalez de Cossio and Dyala Jimenez

February 15 - 16, 2016 – Miami Law International Arbitration Institute’s presence at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Conference in Costa Rica:

Martin Hunter







February 8, 2016: Professor Martin Hunter panel and book launch.

October 31, 2015: Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC YAF) with Miami Law International Arbitration Institute Roundtable - Arbitrator Bias v. Judicial Bias featuring Marike Paulsson, Judge Jordan, Judge Walsh, former Chief Justice Farina and ICC’s deputy Secretary General Jose Ricardo Feris.

April 20, 2015 - Miami Law’s International Arbitration Institute lecture presented by Dr. N.L. Mitra, Chancellor of KIIT. In his lecture, Dr. Mitra addressed the present state of International Arbitration in India.  







April 1, 2015:  Stephen M. Schwebel, former U.S. judge and president of the International Court of Justice, on "The High Tide of International Adjudication and Arbitration," held at the University of Miami School of Law.









February 12, 2015: V.V. Veeder lecture on "What Makes or Unmakes a Place of International Arbitration?" at Hogan Lovells, Miami.

September 3, 2014 : A Conversation with Jan Paulsson and Jonathan Hamilton on Professor Paulsson's book, The Idea of Arbitration, at White & Case LLP in Miami.