Interested in International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation?

My colleague, S. I. Strong, is conducting a survey and invites you to participate:


I am writing to invite you to complete an anonymous electronic survey that will form part of a research project entitled ‚ÄúPerceptions and Use of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation‚ÄĚ that I am conducting in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law.


The project concerns international commercial mediation and conciliation, which is a subject that I have worked on in the past. This issue has also recently made the news as a result of a decision by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) to give further consideration to a proposal from the U.S. Department of State regarding an international convention on international commercial mediation and conciliation. It is my hope that this survey will help inform the discussion about an international treaty in this area of law and further the debate about the viability of mediation and conciliation in the international commercial context.


If you would like to participate in this survey, please click this link or paste this e-address into your browser <>. The survey is comprised of thirty-four questions, although not all participants will answer all questions. The survey should take approximately ten minutes to complete, and participation is entirely anonymous. The survey will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) on October 31, 2014.


If you have any questions about this project, you can contact me at +1-573-882-2465 or If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you can call the University of Missouri Campus Institutional Review Board at +1-573-882-9585.


Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who you believe might be interested in participating in this survey. However, I ask that you send the message in its entirety so that all the necessary information is passed along.


Many thanks for your help.


Kind regards,


S.I. Strong, FCIArb
Associate Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law
Columbia, MO 65211 USA

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