Before joining the Office of the Ombudsman for UN Funds and Programmes, Mr. Giuseppe de Palo (Italy) was co-founder and was Chairman of the Board of ADR Center in Rome, Italy, one of the largest providers of conflict management and alternative dispute resolution services in Europe (2005-2015; Vice-Chairman 1998-2005). In this capacity, Giuseppe mediated over 700 disputes, and served as Project Director in a wide range of initiatives around the world, including in Afghanistan, Serbia, Kenya, Barbados, Nigeria, Turkey as well as throughout the Middle-East and the European Union. Giuseppe concurrently served as Director of London-based JAMS International, a subsidiary of JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services in the United States, with resolution centers nationwide and abroad. He is an International Professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Practice at Hamline University School of Law, St Paul, U.S.A. where he teaches courses in Advanced Negotiation, Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Mediation (2002-present). Prior to this, he was an Associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now Wilmer Hale) in Brussels, Belgium (1996-1997). Giuseppe holds a Master of Laws from Berkeley Law, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A., a Degree in Political Sciences from the University of Urbino, Italy and a Juris Doctor from the University of Bologna, Italy.
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