February 27, 2018

D'Alemberte Raven Award

The Section’s D’Alemberte-Raven Award is the Section’s highest honor and was created to recognize outstanding service in dispute resolution.

This award was approved by the American Bar Association Board of Governors and was created to recognize outstanding service in dispute resolution. The award is usually presented in conjunction with the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference. The Section of Dispute Resolution honors Robert D. Raven and Talbot D’Alemberte by using their names in the award title. Both hold the unique position of being both ABA Presidents and Dispute Resolution Chairs. Both guided the Section to be a leader in the dispute resolution arena: D’Alemberte as the first chair (1976-79) of the then ABA Special Committee on Resolution of Minor Disputes and Raven as the first chair (1993-94) of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution.

Submit a Nomination for the D'Alemberte Raven Award.

Thomas L. Friedman to Receive the 2018 D’Alemberte-Raven Award

This year’s award recognizes Mr. Friedman’s writings on foreign affairs and globalization that have provoked reflection and discussion. His contributions have helped us to understand how we might navigate and respond to the evolving sources of conflict in an increasingly fast-paced interdependent world.

The award will be presented to Mr. Friedman during the opening plenary of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution spring conference on April 5, 2018 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

1995    Roger Fisher

1997    Attorney General Janet Reno

1999    Frank Sander

2000    Judge Dorothy Nelson

2001    James Henry

2002    Nancy Rogers

2003    Judge Robert M. Bell

2004    Ambassador Richard Holbrooke

2005    Gerald Aksen

2007    Charles B. Renfrew

2008    Thomas J. Stipanowich

2009    Magistrate Judge Wayne Brazil

2010    Judge Warren Knight

2011    John Feerick

2012    Linda Singer and Michael Lewis

2013    Senator George J. Mitchell

2014    Governor Bill Richardson

2015    David Hoffman

2016    Laura Chasin

2017    Ethan Katsh