Here is a link to the Kluwer Mediation Blog which is continuing a blog on Dispute Resolution (which is closed) written by Ian Macduff, formerly Director of the Centre for Dispute Resolution, at Singapore Management University. The comments on the latter blog do not in any way represent, either officially or unofficially, the views of Singapore Management University or the Centre for Dispute Resolution
The Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy is currently being hosted at SMU. The Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA) is Asia’s global thought leader for learning and research in negotiation and dispute resolution. SIDRA was launched on 17 March 2016 at the 2016 Global Pound Conference by the Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon.
One of the objectives of the former Centre for Dispute Resolution (2008-2016) was to provide a vehicle for research and teaching across the range of “alternative” dispute resolution procedures. While the Centre was, for the purposes of administration and direction, part of the School of Law, its mandate was to foster such research and teaching activities across all the Schools and Departments at SMU, particularly as a number of academics in all Schools have been identified with research interests in dispute resolution. The wider mandate of the Centre was to work with practitioners and professionals in dispute resolution, particularly arbitration and mediation, and to foster the objective of the Singapore Academy of Law and of the Government in promoting Singapore as the dispute resolution resource for the region. The objective recognises the potential of such processes to facilitate access to justice and effective resolution.