It is a pleasure and an honor to pay tribute to George’s formidable achievements in our field, and to express my gratitude to a dear colleague and friend for his untiring willingness to engage in new projects and ventures, be it for the MIDS, the CIDS, the Academic Forum on ISDS Reform, or in other contexts.
I will devote this contribution to diversity in international arbitration and do so in three parts. First, I will explore why diversity matters; then I will examine the current status of diversity; and last I will examine ways to enhance diversity. Before I start with the first aspect, a few explanations on the concepts at issue may be helpful:
(i) International arbitration: This contribution covers commercial and investment arbitration.