New Group Aims To Put Spotlight On Diversity In Arbitration

By Caroline Simson (January 29, 2021, 10:33 AM EST) -- Nonchalant comments among colleagues referring to "these people." A passing remark that names from a certain culture are "funny." Marveling that a professional of Indian descent can speak English well even though the person grew up in the United States.

Even a question among administrative officers of a prestigious university about where the vice chancellor found a Black woman with such impressive qualifications that she was being presented with an honorary degree.

Such examples of casual racism are probably not what one would expect to hear from lawyers and others practicing in international arbitration, whose job it is to help parties...

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