The UV full university professor Silvia Barona is invested as Doctor Honoris Causa by the Örebro University in Sweden this Friday, 3 February. The event will take place at 16:30 at the aula Nova del Nova Building. The following day, Saturday 4 February, the professor of Administrative and Procedural Law will give a conference ‘Las caras de la justicia y la sociedad global en el Siglo XXI’ (“The sides of the justice and global society in the 21st century”) at 11 am in the Conventum, located in the town centre of Örebro.
The Swedish University highlights Barona’s professional career in the Procedural Civil and Criminal Law. It is also emphasized her arbitration with a wide scientific production of national and international impact.
Professor Silvia Barona has published 17 books and coauthored 600 collective works. She has conducted some of these works related to mediation and arbitration. She manages a team called Grupo de Mediación y Arbitraje (MedArb) of the UV. This team has a network of researchers and national and international experts in ADR (extrajurisdictional conflict resolution). It has also trained renowned jurists who have finished their doctoral thesis under its supervision.
She has gained a prominent position in the international level because of her academic, professional and research career related to mediation and arbitration. As a result, she has received some awards and participated in international conferences as well as she is the instructor for judges, lawyers, prosecutors, economists, property administrators and the rest of the ADR professionals.
She was appointed Chairman of the Court of Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Valencia. She managed this legal body from 2007 to 2010, but she had to assume the Office of the Vice-Principal for Institutional Relations and Communication until 2014. Full-time lecturer Barona has focused her research work mainly on promoting mediation and arbitration within the framework of conflict resolution.
Örebro University, which will invest her as Doctor Honoris Causa, is one of the six educational institutions in Sweden.