ODR Theory and Practice Wins CPR Book Award




The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) has awarded its annual Book Award to ODR Theory and Practice, the online dispute resolution sourcebook edited by Mohamed S. Abdel-Wahab, Ethan Katsh, and me.  The three of us also contributed multiple chapters to the book, along with more than a dozen contributors from around the world.

On its web site, the CPR describes its awards program this way:

The CPR Institute’s Awards Program honors outstanding scholarship and practical achievement in the field of alternative dispute resolution.  Award criteria focuses on processes, techniques, systems, commitment, and scholarship which address the resolution, prevention or creative management of major disputes involving public or business institutions between corporations, between government and corporations, or among multiple parties. The review committee comprises judges and lawyers from leading corporations, top law firms and academic institutions across the U.S.

The concept for the book was presented to Ethan and me by our friend and colleague, Mohamed Wahab.  The three of us took equal ownership of the editing and writing process, but it was Mohamed who really pushed and cajoled all involved to meet deadlines and produce the best work possible, so Ethan and I owe him a public “thank you.”

The award will be presented at CPR’s annual conference in San Diego, on January 17, 2013.

ODR Theory and Practice is available online at Eleven International Publishing.