MIDS Alumni Network Launch Event
Friday, 24 September 2021

At the occasion of the launch of the MIDS Alumni Network, the MIDS and the MIDS Alumni Network Steering Committee are pleased to invite you to a conference titled “International Dispute Settlement in Times of Global Crises”.

The event is free of charge and will take place online and in-person, at the Graduate Institute of Geneva - subject to COVID restrictions applicable at the time of the event. If you wish to attend this event in-person, please send an email to info@cids.ch before the 18 September (midnight).

The event will feature a keynote address from the MIDS faculty, followed by a conference exploring how the international dispute settlement system has dealt with global crises. There will be two panel discussions and two oxford style debates:

  •  Panel 1 will focus on climate change and dispute resolution. The three speakers (*) will offer different perspectives on (i) climate change and organization of arbitration proceedings, (ii) climate change regulations in investment arbitration, and (iii) climate change in international trade law;
  • Debate 1 will explore whether ISDS is well suited for adjudicating disputes arising out of climate change regulations;
  • Panel 2 will discuss how international dispute settlement has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists will (i) focus on COVID-19 and legal tech, (ii) give practical tips for virtual advocacy and (iii) explore how arbitral institutions tackle the COVID-19 crisis;
  • Debate 2 will examine whether arbitration is best suited for pandemic-affected companies. 

The conference will be concluded with closing remarks from the MIDS faculty, and a presentation of the alumni network and its activities.

The COVID Pass and a valid ID are required for in-person attendance.


Registration Date

Registration before
Tuesday, 21 September 2021 at 00:00


Maison de la Paix, Auditoire I. Pictet
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva