Somehow, several years ago, I got on the mailing list for The Indian Arbitrator which is the “News Magazine of the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation.” Its articles do not focus solely on developments in India but actually on things occurring throughout the world.
The January 2013 issue (Volume 5, Issue 1) containes an interesting letter to Santa Claus written by Professor Joel Lee, an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and a mediator at the Singapore Mediation Center. (TIA-Vol5-Iss1 ) ( See, pages 2-3.)
He starts by admitting that yes, he is an adult and others may think him too old to be writing Santa with his wish list; but like children, adults, too, have dreams and wishes. But, unlike children, his wishes are not for gifts for himself but for intangible gifts for others.
He also admits that he is an attorney and as such, he has probably not been nice at times, but he claims he has been more nice than naughty and more importantly, he teaches conflict resolution and also works with people on resolving conflicts and this should provide extra points in the “nice” column.
Professor Lee then sets out his wish list:
In working with people in conflict, I can’t help but notice that there are a number of things that make conflict worse and make it harder for parties to resolve their problems and to move on.
The first thing I notice is that parties often have a ------------------------------------- If you would like to receive this blog automatically by e mail each week, please click on one of the following plugins/services:
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