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Stipanowich Speaks in Four States and Two Countries this Fall


Tom Stipanowich, professor of law and academic director of Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution will maintain a busy schedule even at the end of the fall semester with twelve major speaking engagements in four states and two countries.

In October, Stipanowich spoke on a panel regarding arbitration and ADR in international construction disputes for the State Capital Group Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. He also gave the California Judges Association's Robert I. Weil Lecture on the future of commercial arbitration and served as co-chair for the College of Commercial Arbitrators' national summit on improving commercial arbitration.

In November, Stipanowich presented "Arbitration: The New Litigation," at a symposium at Cardozo School of Law titled, "Whither Arbitration?" in New York, New York. He gave a keynote speech, "The Global Evolution of Business Mediation," for an International Academy of Mediators event in San Diego, California. Later this month, he will participate in a national workshop on advancing the competitiveness and productivity of the U.S. construction industry, hosted by the National Research Council in Washington, D.C.

In December, Stipanowich will travel to Beijing, China, to assist the Beijing Arbitration Commission with mediation training for Chinese neutrals. He will speak at Tsinghua University, in Beijing and at the International Construction SuperConference, in San Francisco, California.

His major engagements slated for early next year include speaking on the future of conflict resolution at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Annual Meeting and moderating the discussion, "Construction Conflict Resolution in China," for the American College of Construction Lawyers, in Amelia Island, Florida.

A leader in the field of conflict resolution, Stipanowich is an award-winning author and much-cited authority on arbitration, mediation, and other subjects; the former chief executive of another prestigious international institution; a popular teacher and trainer; a respected and widely experienced arbitrator and mediator; and the winner of several of the dispute resolution field's highest honors, including the American Bar Association's prestigious D'Alemberte/Raven Award.

For more information visit the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.