Report from Salzburg: The Third CILS International Mediation Symposium
By Gregg Bertram
Every other year, the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), a nonprofit entity based in Salzburg, Austria, hosts an international mediation symposium. This event brings together attorneys, judges and academics from around the world to discuss all aspects of mediation, including efforts to introduce mediation to cultures unfamiliar with this ADR process.
This year’s cadre of speakers (including me) focused with new urgency upon such topics as climate change, the spread of political populism, Brexit and the attempted integration of Western ADR into Middle Eastern cultures that have so far been hesitant to accept such an...