TMS Weinstein JAMS International Fellows Society Session
JAMS San Francisco Resolution Center
2 Embarcadero Center Ste 1500
TMS and JAMS
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Noon to 1:30pm
Lunch will be provided by JAMS
Please join us in welcoming selected 2018 Weinstein JAMS International Fellows* who will discuss their Fellowship projects regarding the development of ADR in their home countries.
2018 Weinstein JAMS FellowsArchil Chochia (Estonia/Georgia) – Mr. Chochia is a researcher and lecturer at Tallinn Law School where he also serves as coordinator of the doctoral school in economics and innovation. He is a founder of the Academy for Peace and Development, a leading non-profit organization, established to provide conflict resolution training, negotiation, and peace-building for young people in Georgia. As part of his Fellowship, Mr. Chochia intends to expand his knowledge of ADR through participation in mediation training courses and observation of mediations at JAMS. He plans to establish a research center at Tallinn Law School to promote ADR research and development in Estonia.
Anjezë Gojani (Kosovo) – Ms. Gojani is a lawyer with a background in international and European business law. She is currently engaged as Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Justice and external advisor to the Ministry of Health regarding a national health insurance fund. She previously served as the Secretary General of the Permanent Tribunal of Arbitration to develop institutional arbitration practices in Kosovo. While in the U.S., Ms. Gojani will study best practices from arbitral institutions, practitioners, and academics to advance her theoretical and practical understanding of investment arbitration and investment treaties. She further hopes to enhance her knowledge of the methods used by arbitral institutions to raise public and private sector ADR awareness in support of a comprehensive rule of law strategy in Kosovo.
Harbey Peña Sandoval (Columbia) – Mr. Peña Sandoval is the ADR and Access to Justice Advisor of the National Planning Department in Bogota. As ADR advisor, he is responsible for the design and development of a national ADR project to strengthen and promote dispute resolution services in rural post-conflict areas, part of the implementation of the final agreement to end armed conflict and build a stable and lasting peace between the government and rebel forces (FARC). While in the U.S., he intends to engage with lawyers, judges and ADR stakeholders to collect lessons learned from the field regarding the resolution of intractable disputes for application to the Columbian post-conflict ADR project.
Nudrat Ejaz Piracha (Pakistan) – Ms. Piracha is a lawyer, and Fulbright scholar pursuing a doctoral degree in investment arbitration from George Washington School of Law. She is a solicitor advocate in the U.K., a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and member of Arbitral Women. She has served as an advocate in international commercial arbitrations and international construction and investment disputes before the ICC, ICSID, SCC and ad hoc tribunals. Upon return to Pakistan, she aims to promote non-violent conflict resolution through education, training, mediation and advocacy. During her Fellowship, she plans to undertake an advanced study of negotiation, mediation and ADR in the U.S. while strengthening her skills in cross-cultural and cross-border dispute resolution.
*Subject to change