New York – JAMS is proud to announce that Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.) will be awarded the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (CJCR) 2014 International Advocate for Peace Award, which celebrates his work as a pioneer in the advancement of mediation worldwide.
A ceremony and reception in Judge Weinstein’s honor will be held at Cardozo School of Law on Monday, March 16, 2015.
The CJCR International Advocate for Peace Award celebrates individuals who embody a passion for and commitment to the pursuit of peace and the resolution of difficult international conflicts. Those awarded the prize present a speech about their peace efforts and vision at Cardozo Law.
Judge Weinstein was chosen for founding and supporting the Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program. The program, which began in 2008, has shepherded 61 fellows from 50 countries to study mediation and dispute resolution processes in the United States under the guidance of experienced JAMS panelists.
Previous recipients of the International Advocate for Peace Award include Richard C. Holbrooke, President Bill Clinton, Senator George Mitchell and Seeds of Peace, Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu, Eve Ensler, Betty Kaari Murungi, Ambassador Dennis Ross, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Amira Dotan, Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, Abigail Disney, John Marks and President Jimmy Carter.
“Judge Weinstein is a legacy in the field of mediation and truly deserving of this award,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We’re so proud the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution has recognized him for his work in bringing awareness to peacemaking and ADR worldwide.”
“I’m incredibly honored to receive this prestigious award from Cardozo,” said Judge Weinstein. “It’s quite humbling to know I’m following in the same footsteps as Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other distinguished peacemakers. The Weinstein-JAMS International Fellowship program has done amazing work to bring ADR and conflict resolution to the forefront of the global conversation and has created a platform that supports global efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully. I’m thrilled to accept this award on behalf of the Program.”
Judge Weinstein is internationally recognized as one of the premier mediators of complex, multi-party, high-stakes cases, both in the United States and abroad. He is a sought-after mediator in cross-border and cross-cultural matters, multinational financial disputes, international securities cases, international intellectual property matters, worldwide entertainment and sports cases, international anti-trust actions, and international environmental disputes. He also served as U.S. Special Representative in Bosnia for privatization to oversee a $14 billion transfer of funds to Muslims, Croats and Serbs (1999-2000), and is co-founder of Making Peace our Business, a nonprofit international dispute resolution forum.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its nearly 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.