The Ombudsman’s remarks for the Seoul Public Forum, and speaking notes for the North West Ombudsman Group, have been posted at: http://www.icann.org/ombudsman/speech.html
The ICANN Ombudsman, Dr. Frank Fowlie, has posted his presentation to the 2009 United States Ombudsman Association Annual Conference. The Presentation may be found at: http://www.icann.org/ombudsman/distance-dispute-res-usoa-sep09-en.pdf
ICANN Ombudsman Dr. Frank Fowlie, along with Mr. John Zinsser, and Ms. Shellee Warnes, Associate Director of the Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University, presented a panel on “Using the Third Party” at the 2009 Joint Ombudsman Conference at Montreal.
The powerpoint used at the presentation may be found at: http://www.icann.org/ombudsman/montreal-apr09-en.pdf
The Office of the Ombudsman is hosting a two day seminar on Ombudsman evaluation. The seminar is attended by practitioners from the Alberta Ombudsman, LA World Airports Ombudsman, the Ombudsman of the Fiji Islands, and the University of California. Five externs from Pepperdine University attended the seminar and a one day orientation to ICANN. These externs will complete 660 hours of extern activity, assisting the Ombudsman to conduct a summative evaluation of the Office during its fifth year of operation.
Frank Fowlie, ICANN Ombudsman, has completed a research dissertation for La Trobe University, Melbourne Asutralia. The dissertation has been passed by the uinversity, and the Ombudsman will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Conflict Resolution.
The dissertation entitled”A Blueprint for the Evaluation of an Ombudsman’s Office: A Case Study of the ICANN Office of the Ombudsman “, may be found online at: http://www.icann.org/ombudsman/blueprint-for-evaluation-of-an-ombudsman-nov08.pdf
Royal Roads University, the Royal Roads Foundation, and the organizing committee for the ODR Forum have annoucned that any residual funds would be used for the creation of a bursary benefitting learners in the Bachelor of Justice Studies program.
The bursary will be named after the keynote speakers and convocation honourary degree recipients, President Jose Ramos Horta and Dr. Vinton Cerf. The bursary shall be namd the Horta – Cerf Bursary.
For further details please see: http://www.odrforum2008.org/node/193