Previous IA Lectures

2021: Parallel proceedings in international arbitration: theoretical analysis and search for practical solutions
2020: A Response to DFAT’s Review of Australia’s Bilateral Investment Treaties 2019: Arbitration in Australia – Rising to the Challenge 2018: "The Need for Speed – Is International Arbitration Becoming Overly Fixated with Efficiency?” 2017: How worldly is it?” by The Hon Sir Bernard Eder2016: “International Arbitration and Independence – Off the Beaten Track” by Elliott Geisinger2015: “Dynamics, discretion and diversity - A recipe for unpredictability in international arbitration?” by Hilary Heilbron QC2014: “Commercial Courts and International Arbitration– Competitors or Partners?” by Michael Hwang SC2013: The authority of the arbitrator - its sources, limits and importance2012: The Impact of International Arbitration on the Rule of Law2011: Islamic influences on international arbitration2010: 仲裁 - Speaking your language? What is the language of resolution in the Asia-Pacific region?2009: The Day Before Tomorrow: Future Developments in International Arbitration2008: Inside Out: A User's View of International Arbitration2007: When Arbitrators Facilitate Settlement: Amiable Imposition or Actual Solution?2006: Enterprise v State: The New David and Goliath?2005: Litigate, Arbitrate, Mediate, Frustrate? Breaking the Dispute Deadlock2004: Apes, Neanderthals and Missing Links: Evolution in International Business Arbitration2003: East meets West: Tradition, Globalisation and the Future of Arbitration2002: Arbitration, Imagination and the Culture of Compromise: The Inaugural Clayton Utz International Arbitration Lecture

2004: Apes, Neanderthals and Missing Links: Evolution in International Business Arbitration

About the lecture

The 2004 Lecture, "Apes, Neanderthals and Missing Links: Evolution in International Business Arbitration", was given by William (Rusty) Park, Professor of Law at Boston University and Vice President at the London Court of International Arbitration.

About the speaker

Professor Park is Editor of Arbitration International, Chair of the ABA Committee on International Commercial Dispute Resolution, and a member of the NAFTA Financial Services Roster. He sits on the Appeals Tribunal for the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, and served as Arbitrator on the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, resolving claims to Swiss bank accounts of Holocaust victims.

Audio clips

An excerpt from the 2004 International Arbitration Lecture.

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