Defining (And Defending) Values in International Arbitration
The 2019 International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Symposium, March 2019
12 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2019
Date Written: March 1, 2019
This is a talk about values. As a future challenge I propose that it is time for a realization and recalibration of the values of international arbitration in a way that leaps over the status quo, and that may be conveyed and understood outside our circles. This enterprise requires that we marshal a powerful, insightful, knowledgeable, irresistible force for meaningful articulation.
That force is you. The media call you Millenials. You will be nearly half of the workforce by 2020, next year. You are often defined in terms of the values that are ascribed to your generation: being curious, reason-driven and the most educated generation in history; putting a meaningful life, on both personal and professional levels, as a priority rather than never-attained ideology; seeing occupational longevity and occupational monogamy as anathema to the fulfilment of personal and professional promise; and caring about making a difference in your environment and your world. And that is precisely the point: as an entity you broadly have staunchly-held, well-articulated values and thus are ideally positioned to make your own the successful IA landscape of the future.
Keywords: international arbitration, values, ethics, millenials, blockchain, kleros
JEL Classification: K4
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