Penn State Law Professor Catherine Rogers will deliver the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University’s 2020 Schwartz Lecture. Her lecture is entitled “The Key to the Diversity Paradox in International Arbitration,” and will take place on Tuesday February 4 in Moritz’s Saxbe Auditorium. Please join us if you are in the area!

A short description of Rogers’ lecture follows:

Despite concentrated attention and concerted efforts, international arbitration still suffers from an acute lack of diversity among arbitrators. The international dispute resolution market has broadened to include newer and more diverse parties and counsel, yet the market for arbitrators remains stubbornly constricted. This talk will explore the reasons for this diversity paradox and identify the key to unlocking it.

Rogers holds a dual appointment at Penn State Law and Queen Mary, University of London. Her scholarship focuses on the convergence of the public and private in international adjudication, the intersection of markets and regulation in guiding professional conduct, and on the reconceptualization of the attorney as a global actor. Use this link to register, go.osu.edu/schwartz2020.

The Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution was established in 1992 as a result of the generosity of the late Stanley Schwartz Jr. (a 1947 Moritz College of Law graduate) and the Schwartz family. Each lecture is published in the interdisciplinary Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, in keeping with Mr. Schwartz’s interest in the promotion of scholarly publication in the area of dispute resolution..