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Diversity in ADR is an important topic of late.  For example, it has been the subject of numerous conversations on listservs, at conferences, and between in-house and external counsel.  Providers such as JAMS and the AAA have rolled out key initiatives designed to promote diversity–some of them years before Jay-Z made headlines when he claimed that the lack of qualified African-American arbitrators on the AAA’s LCC panel amounted to race-based discrimination. Fewer people may realize that diversity is also a topic of great interest outside the U.S.  One example of that is the recent “Africa Promise” circulcated by Dr. Emila… Continue Reading The African Promise