Senior Fellows are engaged in work that develops mediation and peacebuilding capacities in communities throughout the world. Below, we highlight some of their efforts to advance theoretical knowledge as well as practical understanding of mediation by featuring recent publications authored by our Senior Fellows. The Foundation congratulates Sherif Elnegahy (Egypt), Chitra Narayan (India), Harbey Peña Sandoval (Colombia) and Nudrat Piracha (Pakistan) for their contributions to the field of dispute resolution.
Published in January 2021 and sponsored by the Arab Center for Mediation, the Mediation and Negotiation Dictionary provides comprehensive descriptions of key terms related to the mediation and negotiation processes. This is the first English-Arabic dictionary of its kind and is co-authored by Senior Fellow, Hon. Sherif Elnegahy, and Hon. Ahmed Hamden.
Published in 2020, Mediation Policy & Practice explores the evolution of mediation in India and its use in a variety of case types, including commercial matters, matrimonial disputes, government disputes, disputes in insolvency resolution, and intellectual property cases. This text also explores the implications of the Singapore Convention and concerns that have arisen in India related to the implementation of mediation policies. Authored by Senior Fellow, Chitra Narayan, this text is a resource for practitioners from a range of disciplines including law, academia, policy and mediation.
In Toward Uniformly Accepted Principles for Interpreting MFN Clauses, Senior Fellow, Nudrat Ejaz Piracha, examines the application of the most-favored-nation (MFN) principle through an in-depth analysis of publicly available international cases related to most-favored-nation clauses (MFNCs). Throughout the text, Dr. Piracha puts forth a set of guiding principles for international courts when interpreting MFNCs and she challenges widely embraced beliefs about the investor-State regime. An invaluable resource for policymakers, international organizations, academics and arbitrators alike, this text calls for greater uniformity in Investor-State jurisprudence.