Gracious Timothy Dunna is an alumnus of the V.M. Salgaocar College of Law (Goa University) from where he graduated as Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) in 2015. He is also a 2018 LL.M. Candidate at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine Law) as the JAMS Scholar. Gracious is a qualified lawyer in India and has a primary interest in international arbitration and litigation. He is also an Accredited Mediator, empanelled at the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation and at the Ministry Corporate Affairs (Western Region). He did his training in cross-border mediation at the Prague Summer Mediation Academy (Charles University) as the recipient of the Charles IV Scholarship. He is the Ambassador of the Young Mediator's Initiative (YMI) by the International Mediation Institute. He is also the Global Ambassador of IBA-VIAC CDRC Vienna and Chairs its Young Global Ambassador Programme (YGAP). He is the founding member of the 'Peacekeeping And Conflict Resolution Team' (PACT), a group formed with the sole aim of breaking down barriers and promoting consensual dispute resolution options.