Nadja Alexander

Nadja Alexander

Nadja Alexander is a Professor of Law and Director of the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA) at the Singapore Management University. She is a Senior Fellow of the Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University in the United States.

Nadja Alexander is an award winning author (2020, 2011) and educator (2018, 2007, 1997), and >has been recognized as a global thought leader in the field of mediation (Who’s Who Legal). She has been engaged in diverse dispute resolution settings in more than 40 countries. 

In 2020 her article, 10 Trends in International Mediation won the CPR award for Outstanding Professional Article.

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Articles and Video:

Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age - The Introduction (08/02/20) has published a series of peer reviewed articles and videos under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. The objective of the Seven Keys is to encourage discussion among all stakeholders on navigating mediation’s best future.

Book Review: The Singapore Convention on Mediation: A Commentary (03/06/20)
Anyone managing international business disputes needs to understand the Singapore Convention on Mediation.

Towards a Harmonised Approach to Mediation Legislation in Asia? (03/17/17)
In the past few years Singapore has been busy revising, refining and extending its dispute resolution offerings in cross-border litigation, arbitration and mediation.

UNCITRAL and the enforceability of iMSAs: the debate heats up – Final Installment (09/23/16)
The mounting global hubbub surrounding mediation, and highly varied perceptions regarding the nature and value of mediation, underscore the need for thoughtful conversation and deliberate reflection on present trends and tendencies.

The Regulatory Robustness Rating in Practice: Conclusion (09/02/16)
Yes, here it is. The final part of the Regulatory Robustness Rating (RRR) trilogy.

Do We Need Laws to Help Us Say Sorry? (01/02/15)
On the last day of the year, like many of you, I find myself reflecting on the events of the past 12 months, the highs and lows, the tensions and the takeaways. Here is one of the takeaways.

Our Best Negotiators are Humble People . . . (06/13/14)
"The best negotiators are humble people who like to communicate with people from all walks of life." Walking into Gilbert Wong’s office is like stumbling into Aladdin’s Cave – a treasure trove of memories and stories of his 21 years in the Hong Kong Police Force. Amongst his library of books on crisis negotiation, psychology, counseling, psychotherapy and other relevant fields, there are mementos, certificates, awards and honours representing this negotiator’s passion for people and his commitment to developing the field of crisis negotiation.

Engineering Peace - Achieving the promise of mediation in the world's most difficult conflicts (09/16/13)
Achieving the promise of mediation in conflicts that threaten the stability of societies and economies is one of the most important challenges of our time. Inspiring progress has been made in the past few years by the UN, and political leaders increasingly perceive mediation as vital for avoiding and resolving conflict at all levels in society, worldwide. Yet in individual cases mediation is rarely used as an avoidance and prevention process, and left until conflicts have escalated to the point that achieving a timely negotiated outcome, or avoiding a catastrophe, is virtually out of reach.

Chief Justice of Samoa Launches Mediation Rules (09/13/13)
Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asue Falefatu Sapolu yesterday launched Samoa’s Mediation Rules 2013 during a gathering at the Samoa Tourism Authority.

Mediating the Four Meanings in a Message (05/14/12)
It is often said that listening is one of a mediator’s core skills. At the same time the parties’ ability to listen to each other is equally important. Where parties’ communication has broken down to such an extent that they are unable to really hear what each other is saying, mediators can step in and assist them to listen more effectively.

Mediation Lawyering – the New Legal Specialisation (04/17/12)
It is a fact of life that lawyers will be involved in many mediations, particularly where they involve litigation matters. Despite initial reluctance to embrace mediation, the tide is turning as Sabine Walsh explains in her posting, Of Turkeys and Christmas – The Role of Lawyers in Mediation. A specialised form of legal practice is developing, known variously as mediation lawyering, mediation advocacy or mediation representation.

From Communities To Corporations: The Growth of Mediation In Sri Lanka (08/12/02)
This article outlines the development of modern mediation in Sri Lanka.