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George A. Bermann is the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law (a chair conferred by the Commission of the European Communities), as well as the Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He has been a member of the Columbia Law School faculty since 1975, teaching a range of subjects: initially heavily domestic (contracts and administrative law), but now for many years entirely comparative, international and transnational.




Robert H. Smit is an independent arbitrator in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations seated around the world.  Mr. Smit is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses and seminars on international arbitration and transnational litigation. He a retired Litigation Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he Co-Chaired the Firm’s International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice.  Mr. Smit is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Review of International Arbitration; Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration; and Adviser to the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of the U.S. Law of International Arbitration.  He is also former U.S. Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s International Commercial Disputes Committee; Chair of the CPR Arbitration Committee; and Vice-Chair of the IBA’s International Arbitration and ADR Committee.


Managing Editor:

Dr. Kabir Duggal is an attorney in Arnold and Porter’s New York office focusing on international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration and public international law matters, serving as both as counsel and arbitrator. Dr. Duggal is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, teaching “International Investment Law and Arbitration.” He is also a Course Director and Faculty Member for the Columbia Law School-Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration. He also acts as a Consultant for the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) on the creation of a novel “Investment Support Program.” He has also conducted training and capacity-building sessions for several Governments including Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, India, Philippines among others on public international law and dispute resolution matters. He also serves on the Federal Republic of Somalia’s New York Convention Task Force as well as the WTO Negotiating Team (International Board). He has published over 40 articles and has spoken at over 300 arbitration events all over the world. Kabir is a graduate of the University of Mumbai, University of Oxford (DHL-Times of India Scholar) and NYU School of Law (Hauser Global Scholar), Leiden Law School (2019 CEPANI Academic Prize), and is current pursuing an SJD Degree from Harvard Law School.

Previous Managing Editor:

Elizabeth H. Cooper was the Managing Editor of ARIA from 1998-2016.