Published: March 21, 2018
Anna Spain Bradley

Anna Spain Bradley, associate professor of law and assistant vice provost for faculty development and diversity, is a featured speaker at the 15th annual conference co-hosted by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) and the American Society for International Law (ASIL). This year’s conference, themed “Diversity and Inclusion in International Arbitration,” will be held April 4, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Spain Bradley is a panelist on the panel entitled “Defining the Issues.” Moderated by Professor Won Kidane of Seattle University School of Law, the panel will discuss the notion that the diversity of decision-makers in international investment and high-stakes commercial arbitration matters has not kept pace with the increasing diversity of the users. The panel will closely scrutinize the causes of the continued diversity deficit in international arbitration, setting the stage for the second panel, entitled “A Critical Look at Solutions.”

This will be the first major international conference to tackle the issue of diversity and inclusion in international arbitration, with the “ambitious aim of shaping the conversation and providing practical, actionable ideas to effect positive change,” according to the event website.

A recognized scholar of international law, Spain Bradley specializes in international human rights, international dispute resolution, and peace and security. Spain Bradley received her JD from Harvard Law School and is an elected member of the American Society of International Law’s executive council.

The half-day ITA-ASIL Conference is presented annually in Washington, D.C. by the ITA Academic Council with the American Society for International Law (ASIL) immediately preceding the ASIL Annual Meeting. This conference is co-chaired by Won Kidane, Seattle University School of Law in Seattle, and Caroline S. Richard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP in Washington, D.C. See full details and register.