About the Center

American University Washington College of Law (WCL) is proud to introduce a new Center on International Commercial Arbitration. The Center will provide a high-level academic forum for exchanging ideas on salient issues and current developments in the field of arbitration and expanding on the accomplishments of WCL’s International Arbitration Program, which debuted in 2004. The Center is directed by Horacio A. Grigera Naón, an independent international arbitrator and former secretary general of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Center objectives include enhancing traditional and experiential academic offerings, formalizing research and publication endeavors, and expanding upon the accomplishments of the International Arbitration Program.  A new Advisory Board consisting of many of the most highly respected attorneys in international arbitration has been established.

The Center’s rigorous academic offerings and activities will focus on the theory and practice of international arbitration, including the resolution of international economic disputes. Participants are trained in the latest challenges in the field through courses, seminars and workshops taught by leading academics and practitioners.