Weinstein International Foundation Hosts Inaugural Dispute Resolution Conference in Georgia

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Weinstein International Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making mediation available and accessible worldwide, will gather in Tbilisi and Kakheti, Georgia for an inaugural, three-day conference October 26 - 28, 2018. The Foundation’s leadership and Senior Fellows from across the mid-Asia and East European regions are participating to share dispute resolution best practices and promote the application of mediation to conflicts in their communities.

The conference discussions will be led by Weinstein International Foundation Founder Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.) of JAMS and members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors: David Carden, former U.S. Ambassador to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN); Leonardo D’Urso, CEO and co-founder of ADR Center, Italy; Bruce A. Edwards, a professional international mediator and mediation educator; and Jay Welsh, former executive vice president and general counsel of JAMS. The goals of the conference are 1) to strengthen Fellows’ mediation practices in their own countries; 2) to enhance collaboration among the Fellows by providing training and opportunity for educational exchange; and 3) to explore how Fellows can help mediate public interest disputes in their communities, such as conflicts involving natural resources, migration, land use, environmental and gender issues. It is anticipated that the conference participants will meet with local officials in exploring how to assist in managing these kinds of disputes.

Prior to the Foundation’s formal launch, Senior Fellows and Board Members met in Singapore and in Rome. Additional regional conferences are planned in Latin America and Africa in 2019.

In a world of increasing international tensions and limited resources, there is an urgent imperative to manage the conflicts arising from these global challenges. The impetus for the regional conferences is to further enhance the Senior Fellows’ capacity to mediate these public interest disputes in their communities, both locally and across borders.

About Weinstein International Foundation
Headquartered in San Francisco, the Weinstein International Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to making mediation available and accessible worldwide. Through its global network of ADR-trained professionals, the group promotes mediation education and training while helping communities manage local, regional and cross-border disputes in the public interest.

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