Sri Lanka

June 4, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Sri Lanka: Technology Transfer Fellowship

From June 4 - August 31, CLDP will arrange a three-month fellowship at Innovation Partners Healthcare in the Boston metro area for a professor charged with commercialization responsibilities at the University of Colombo.

May 8, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Study Tour on Regional Power Market Development for South Asia

Following the regional consultation held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in May 2016 focusing on Competitive Tenders of Power Projects with Cross Border and Domestic Offtakers, CLDP in coordination with the Independent Power Producer Office in South Africa, will organize a study tour on Regional Power Market Development  for governement officials from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa on May 8-11, 2018.

May 3, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka: Commercial Diplomacy and WTO Workshops

CLDP will host workshops from May 3-11 in Colombo, Sri Lanka for officials from the Afghanistan Ministry of Commerce and Industries and the Sri Lanka Department of Commerce on commercial diplomacy and the transparency provisions of World Trade Organization Agreements. 

April 2, 2018 - April 9, 2018

ELSA WTO Trade Law Moot Bangkok, Thailand

On April 2-9, CLDP sponsored Afghan law students from Dunia University and Sri Lankan law students from the Sri Lanka Law College to participate in the ELSA WTO Regional Trade Law Moot (Trade Law Moot) in Bangkok, Thailand. 

February 25, 2018 - February 27, 2018

Sri Lankan Vis Moot and Trade Law Moot

On February 25-27, CLDP, in cooperation with the Asian Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), held a preparatory training in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to prepare Sri Lankan and Afghan university students to participate in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) and the ELSA WTO Trade Law Moot (Trade Law Moot). 

February 21, 2018

Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka: CLDP Sponsors the 4th Annual Middle East Pre -Moot Arbitrator Roundtable

On February 21, CLDP, in coordination with the Royal University for Women, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, UNCITRAL, and ICC, hosted the 4th Annual Middle East Arbitrator Roundtable at the Royal University for Women in Manama, Bahrain.  The Roundtable was led by Dr. Stefan Kroll of the Vis Moot Organization, Professor Ron Brand of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center of International Legal Studies, and Ryan Harrington of UNCITRAL. More than 70 arbitrators from around the world participated and in sessions focused on addressing current developments in international trade and investment arbitration.  The program was conducted on the margins of CLDP’s 8th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot program and provided an unique opportunity for current transactional lawyers to connect with the next generation of future arbitrators.  Participants discussed current changes in arbitration law and practice and prepared themselves to serve as judges in simulated arbitration rounds.  The Roundtable has become an annual event that has developed a community of legal practitioners in championing the practice of effective contract enforcement and dispute resolution.

February 19, 2018 - February 23, 2018

CLDP sponsors the 8th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot

On February 19-23, CLDP, in partnership with the Royal University for Women, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, UNCITRAL, and ICC, hosted the 8th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot at the Royal University for Women in Manama, Bahrain.  The program brought together 15 teams consisting of over 90 students from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates for extensive clinical training in oral advocacy as well as simulated arbitrations.  The program consisted of three days of training and two days of competition.  The training was conducted by former Vis Moot champions and mentors, and Professor Ronald Brand from the Center of International Legal Studies, University of Pittsburgh.  Additionally, the competition was arbitrated by over 70 legal practitioners from across the globe.  

February 15, 2018 - February 21, 2018

Sponsorship of International Technology Transfer Specialists to AUTM

CLDP sponsored the participation of technology transfer specialists from Algeria, Morocco, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia to attend the 2018 Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ from February 18-21, 2018.

October 14, 2017

CLDP To Provide Preparatory Training Sessions for 2018 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Vis East Moot

On October 12-14 in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP, in cooperation with Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), the University Pittsburgh's Center for International Legal Education (CILE), and MENA Chambers Bahrain held a preparatory training in Manama, Bahrain, aimed to prepare South Asia, Middle East and North Africa law students to compete in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong in March-April 2018.