A decade has passed since the publication of The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, by Thomas Friedman. The title was a metaphor for viewing the world as a level-playing field, especially in business. Friedman maintained that historical and geographical divisions are becoming increasingly irrelevant in a global market. Yet the backlash against trade agreements, the rise of politicians and political movements with anti-globalist agendas, and Brexit perhaps suggest a not-so-flat world.
This conference will explore both the “flattening” and centrifugal forces at work in international arbitration and their implications for practitioners, arbitral institutions, and businesses engaged in cross-border commerce.
Except as noted, all activities will take place at the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation (ACIAM), 85 Park Place NE, Atlanta.