"Hi Sivapalan - Very happy to do so; thank you for the invitation. At some stage, when you have time, do tell me a bit more about your work. I retain a strong interest in Sri Lanka though I haven't been back since 2006. Do stay in touch. Best…"
"Hi David - With the same question in mind I re-read the information about the charter, as I am not an adherent to any of the main faiths. As I now read them, the language and terms seem sufficiently inclusive - as they need to be - to accommodate…"
Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I've been a mediation practitioner for over 25 years; and university teacher (in Law) for even longer! Most of that time has been in New Zealand, with periods spent also in Italy, Australia and Germany. I'm now based in Singapore.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Region: South East Asia & Pacific
Country: Sri Lanka
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Director, Singapore Management University Centre for Dispute Resolution
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Culture, Dialogue
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Information Technology, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
1. Online dispute resolution;
2. Mediating issues of diversity and pluralism in multi-ethnic states;
3. Cultural issues in mediation and negotiation
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
“Contradiction and Conflict - High- and Low-Context Communication in Mediation” and
“Decision-Making and Commitments - Impact of Power Distance in Mediation” in Teh Hwee-Hwee & Joel Lee (eds), in An Asian Model of Mediation (Academy Publishing, Singapore, 2009)
2008 “Negociar la memoria, la historia y la ciudadanía: comentario y estudio de caso Nueva Zelanda,” in F. Letamendia, I. Ahedo & M. Zelaia (eds), Democracia, Ciudadanía y Territorialidad, Institutio Vasco de Admimnistracíon Pública, (Bilbao)
2009 “Mediating Commitments,” Conflictology, Nr 1,
“Dispute Resolution and Procedural Pluralism: Mediating the Claims of Identity,” for the International Symposium on Ethnic Minorities in Asia: Subjects or Citizens? National University of Singapore, June 25-26, 2009
2009, “Using Blogs as a Teaching Tool in Negotiation,” Negotiation Journal, 25/1: 107
2006 “Die Mediation der Geschichte: Von der Wiedergutmachung bis zur bürgerlichen Identität“ Perspektive Mediation: Beiträge zur Konfliktkultur, p. 217 (2006/4)
2006, “Your pace or mine: Culture, Time and Negotiation” Negotiation Journal 22: 31-45
2003 “La Salud come Puente para de la Paz: Desarrollo de la Capacitacion para la Gestion de Conflictos y la Transformacion Social”, Revista La Trama, http://www.revistalatrama.com.ar
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