On 22–23 February 2017, CIL Director Lucy Reed participated in several events at Pepperdine University School of Law in California, which is the home of the well-known Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Prof Reed was interviewed by Prof Tom Stipanowich, Dean of the Straus Institute, and Ms Maria Chedid, arbitration partner at Baker & McKenzie in San Francisco, in the inaugural international commercial arbitration “A Conversation With . . .”. Prof Reed spoke to Pepperdine/Straus law students and LLM candidates about the practice of international arbitration and, having judged the final Vis Moot rounds in both Vienna and Hong Kong, was warmly welcomed by the Vis team to sit a practice round. Prof Reed also had meetings on arbitration curricula, including with Prof Jack Coe, a leading international arbitration academic and rapporteur for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration.