NJCU IDR/ECCOM Magazine Publication Partnership
The New Jersey City University (NJCU) Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) has established, in cooperation with eCCO corporate communications magazine, the IDR International Mediation, Global Business, and Global Affairs Scholarly Article Depositories. The aim of the depositories is to provide a platform for scholars and practitioners to share and publish articles about international mediation, dispute resolution, global business affairs, diplomacy, international communications, and political risk analysis. It is also our purpose to encourage innovation and content creation in these fields by providing a platform for publishing and disseminating new ideas in these highly important professional and academic fields. The backbone of the new platforms is IDR’s collaboration with eCCO corporate communications magazine, which agreed to publish the articles submitted to the depositories on their website. The International Mediation Depository and the Global Business and Global Affairs Depository are led by an Editorial Board consisting of distinguished scholars and experts in our fields, who are dedicated to encouraging high-quality new scholarship and professional analysis in international mediation, global business, and global affairs, in the 21st century.

Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ)
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Editorial Board

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Zoltán Fehér is a diplomat-scholar. He is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at the Political Science Department at Tufts University, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In 2020-2021, he is a World Politics & Statecraft Fellow with the Smith Richardson Foundation.

Fehér served in the Hungarian government for 12 years as a professional diplomat. In 2005-2009, he worked as foreign policy analyst and spokesperson for the Hungarian Embassy in Washington DC. He was Hungary’s Deputy Ambassador (2011-2014) and Acting Ambassador (2012, 2014) in Turkey.

Since 2002, he has conducted extensive research and taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in diplomacy and international relations. In his research, he has focused on the global balance of power, US foreign policy and grand strategy, Trans-Atlantic relations, Central and Eastern Europe, China and Turkey. He has taught at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Summer School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Fletcher School, Ivy League Summer Institute (Harvard Law School), Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest), King Sigismund Business School, and in the joint program of Pázmány Catholic University of Hungary and the University of San Francisco. In 2016, he worked as a teaching assistant to Joseph Nye at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Fehér is also an expert in geopolitical risk, working with Duco Advisors, GlobalWonks, and companies in the financial sector. In 2017-2019, he served as the Co-Chair of the Fletcher Political Risk Conference, the only political risk industry forum in North America.

He graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School with a Master in Public Administration. In addition, he holds Master’s degrees in Political Science and American Studies from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and a Law degree (JD) from Pázmány Catholic University, Budapest.

Fehér is currently pursuing his PhD in International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. His dissertation focuses on how U.S. strategy facilitated China’s rise in 1969-2019 in spite of shifts in the global balance of power. He has studied with Joseph Nye, Stephen Walt, Niall Ferguson, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr., Monica Toft, and Richard Rosecrance. He has been the recipient of the Vali Scholarship (Harvard Kennedy School), Bradley Fellowship, Provost Fellowship and Graduate Competitive Initiative Fellowship (Tufts University), among other awards.

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Timur Pakay is Associate Director of Executive Education at Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and oversees a portfolio of online executive education courses and technical boot camps for working professionals. Prior to joining Columbia, Timur was Executive Director of the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he oversaw many outreach programs, including a veterans entrepreneurship program, a family business forum, business plan competitions, an entrepreneurship summer camp for high school students, executive workshops and roundtables, tech meetups, and large-scale recognition events. Timur was instrumental in growing programs through fundraising and marketing efforts and worked with his Advisory Board and the Dean of the business school on a new strategic plan for the Institute. 

Timur has over 14 years experience of working in higher education, is a fluent speaker in French and Turkish, and holds a BA in French from Boston College and an MA in Government and Politics from St. John's University. Timur resides with his family in Riverdale, Bronx.

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Maurice Robinson serves as EEO & Fair Housing Officer and Executive Agency Counsel for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Department of Equal Opportunity. He supervises the Office of Employment and Fair Housing Investigations and the Services for People with Disabilities Unit.

Awarded a New Jersey Legislative Proclamation for Pro Bono and Skills Based|Service Oriented Legal Pedagogy, Mr. Robinson serves as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall and Benjamin N. Cardozo Schools of Law. Courses include Seton Hall’s Southern District of New York Employment Discrimination Mediation Practicum, Cardozo’s Intensive Mediation Advocacy Program, and the Kukin Program Mediation Clinic.

Mr. Robinson is a former A. Leon Higginbotham fellow with the American Arbitration Association (AAA); a former Real Estate Associate Program (REAP) fellow; and a New York State Bar Steven C. Krane Public Interest Awardee. He is an advocate for Civil Gideon, SHRM certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and a Cornel ILR certified Diversity and Inclusion Specialist.

Mr. Robinson has coached a number of successful ADR competition teams at Seton Hall and Cardozo School of Law, including the ABA Representation in Mediation competition, the ICC Mediation Competition, FINRA’s Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, the ABA Negotiation competition, and many others.

Maurice Robinson's IDR Experience

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Srđan Šimac, Ph.D., judge and former President of the High Commercial Court of the Republic of Croatia; President of Croatian Mediation Association; mediation pioneer and founder of court mediation; judge-mediator, and mediator in domestic and international business disputes; an arbiter at Permanent Arbitration Court at Croatian Chamber of Commerce; mediation trainer (CEDR accredited), lecturer, speaker and mediation promoter nationally and internationally; an author of many articles on mediation; an author of Ph.D. thesis - "Mediation as Generator of Change in Judicial System and Legal Profession"; related with numbered domestic and international organizations; GEMME, CEDR, JAMS, JAMS International Weinstein Fellow 2010; CEDR, EBRD, IDLO & EJTN international expert/consultant; a member of mediation panels in Washington (ICSID), London (CEDR and Prime Dispute), Vienna (VIAC), Rome (JAMS International), Moscow and Belgrade; carrier of a mediation "Oscar" - London CEDR Award 2012 winner for ADR and Civil Justice Innovation; Croatian Mediation Association Award 2013, and Slovenian Association of Mediators Award 2016. Srđan is in the International directory - Who's Who Legal Commercial Mediation 2011-2020.