On March 3, Arbitrator Intelligence, Inc. held the first official Meeting of its Board of Directors. In addition to the original team composed of Executive Director Catherine Rogers, Christopher Zorn, and Alexander Wiker, we welcomed two new Directors to the Arbitrator Intelligence team: Christopher R. Drahozal and Scott Gartner. Professors Drahozal and Gartner bring diverse perspectives, resources, and strategic insights to the Arbitrator Intelligence project. Together, the Board is enthusiastically mapping out the next phase of project development. Much more on this to come. Welcome aboard Christopher and Scott!
Christopher R. Drahozal
Professor Drahozal is the John M. Rounds Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Kansas School of Law. He is an Associate Reporter for the Restatement (Third) of the U.S. Law on International Commercial Arbitration, served as a Special Advisor to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, assisting with its empirical study of arbitration clauses in consumer financial services contracts, and was the Chair of the Arbitration Task Force of the Searle Civil Justice Institute.
Professor Drahozal has written extensively on the law and economics of arbitration. He has authored a casebook on commercial arbitration published by Lexis Publishing (now in its third edition) and a co-edited a book on empirical research on international commercial arbitration published by Kluwer Law International. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Texas Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, Law and Contemporary Problems, and the International Review of Law and Economics, among others. He has made presentations on arbitration law and practice throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
Prior to teaching, Professor Drahozal was in private law practice in Washington, D.C., and served as a law clerk for the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Scott Sigmund Gartner
Dr. Scott Sigmund Gartner is Professor of International Affairs at Penn State’s School of International Affairs and Affiliate Faculty member in Penn State’s School of Law. Professor Gartner has published over fifty articles and books on international affairs and international dispute management. His books include International Conflict Mediation and The Historical Statistics of the United States. An interdisciplinary scholar, his articles have appeared in journals on Negotiation (International Negotiation), Political Science (The American Political Science Review), Sociology (The American Sociological Review), Law (Wisconsin International Law Journal) International Affairs (International Studies Quarterly), History (Journal of Interdisciplinary History), Intelligence (National Security and Intelligence), and Communications (Political Communications).
Professor Gartner teaches the world’s first class on experimental approaches to international dispute resolution. His honors include the Thomas Jefferson award for the best government resource, the RUSA Outstanding Reference Award, Booklist Editor’s Choice Award, Library Journal Best Reference Award, History News Network Book of the Month, and the American Political Science Association’s Lasswell Award for the best policy thesis. Gartner’s op ed. columns have appeared in over a dozen papers, including recently in USA Today, The Huffington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor. Gartner and his research have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Atlantic, The History Network, MSNBC, NPR, and ABC. He is a Senior Advisor for Net Assessment of Violent Non-state Actors supporting a federal government agency. Gartner’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Sweden’s Folke Bernadette Academy.