In the forty years since new visions and challenges for the administration of American justice were offered at the 1976 Pound Conference, a Quiet Revolution has altered the landscape of public and private dispute resolution around the world. (See Living the Dream of ADR) Recently, a series of day-long meetings styled as the Global Pound…

Mark Twain once wrote that a person with a new idea “is a crank until the idea succeeds.” Innovations and new ideas on the verge of implementation seem to arrive almost weekly in international arbitration. They range from institutional rule changes, services that provide information about arbitrators, and various proposals from academics and arbitrators themselves….