The American Society of International Law (ASIL), Columbia Law School, and the Columbia Global Center-Amman will host a three-day conference entitled "International Legal Dialogue - Middle East North Africa." Organized in cooperation with the University of Jordan Law School, the American Red Cross, and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), the conference will take place at the Columbia University Global Center in Amman, Jordan from December 13 to December 15, 2015.
On December 14, 2015, Nassib G. Ziadé, BCDR-AAA's CEO and ASIL's Executive Council Member, will co-chair the morning sessions with George A. Bermann, Director of the Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration and Professor of EU Law at Columbia Law School. The sessions will focus on "Arbitration in the Arab World" and include panels on the "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in the Arab World" and "the Effect of the Political Uprising in the Arab World on International Arbitration." Speakers at the morning sessions include: Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA); Essam Al Tamimi, Founding Partner of Al Tamimi & Co.; Omar Aljazy, Founding Partner of Aljazy & Co.; Soraya Corm-Bakhos, a practicing attorney in Dubai; Reza Mohtashami, Partner at Freshfields LLP London/Dubai and Country Partner for Qatar; and Karim A. Youssef, Head of Middle East Arbitration at Amereller Legal Consultants.
Further details on the conference program are available at