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Pre-Conflict Relation-Shaping through Mediation, 24 May 2024

May 24 from 14:30 - 16:00 BMT

May 24, 2024; 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC)

Bhiraj Tower @EmQuartier, 26th floor. 689 Sukhumvit Road,

Klong Tan Nua, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Jointly organized by the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) and CPG’s Mediation Center (CMC)

About the Seminar

In the realm of alternative dispute resolution, traditional mediation often focuses on resolving disputes after they have escalated into a conflict. By contrast, proactive or pre-conflict mediation is a forward-thinking approach that aims to prevent conflicts before they arise rather than resolving them after escalation.

This method engages parties at an early stage to identify potential areas of disagreement and address them proactively. The goal is to shape relationships and foster understanding among parties early on, leading to more sustainable and satisfactory solutions for all involved. Additionally, this approach helps parties develop stronger, more positive relationships, enhancing future collaboration and cooperation. Preventing conflicts also saves significant time, money, and resources that would otherwise be spent on dispute resolution.

The combination of these factors makes pre-conflict mediation a particularly effective approach in conflict-prone environments involving multiple stakeholders, such as large-scale infrastructure projects, public policy development, or family enterprises.

This seminar aims to introduce the concept of proactive, pre-conflict mediation, highlight its significance in shaping legal and personal relationships, and explore the strategies and methodologies for implementing it.

Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Henning Glaser is a scholar, attorney, mediator, and consultant, currently serving as Director of the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and as Head of CPG’s Mediation Center (CMC).

Since 2007, Henning has been teaching at Thammasat University’s Faculty of Law as a German Academic Exchange Service-funded expert lecturer in law. Since 2017, he serves also as the Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF).

Besides teaching assignments in Europe and Asia, inter alia on cross-cultural compliance and internal investigations at Münster University and the Viadrina Compliance Center, and editorial roles, inter alia as editor in chief of the Asia in Review (AiR) and the Europe in Review (EiR), he regularly serves as an expert and consultant for numerous governmental and non-governmental bodies in Asia and Europe on various issues of law and politics.

He is registered with the Attorney’s Chamber at the Higher Regional Court of Hamm, qualified as a mediator according to German Law on Mediation and the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and active member of the German Institute of Compliance (DICO e.V.).

Lucas Meier is a researcher and analyst, currently serving as Senior Program Officer at the German Southeast Asian Center of Excellence (CPG). In this capacity, he also fulfills the roles of Deputy Head of CPG’s Mediation Center (CMC), as well as Deputy Editor-in-Chief and South Asia Regional Editor of CPG’s Asia in Review publication.

As a mediator qualified under German Law and the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and a member in the “Human Rights” working group of the German Institute for Compliance (DICO e.V.), Lucas actively contributes to ESG-related compliance in South Asian politics and international relations.

Lucas possesses an interdisciplinary academic background in Cultural Studies, Intercultural Communication, and Political Science, holding both an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, and a BA in Cultural Studies / Political Science from Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

Dr. Sirichai Mongkolkiatsri is Assistant Professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Law at Bangkok University, and a visiting lecturer in various other universities. Asst. Prof. Sirichai’s expertise extends to a broad spectrum of legal scholarship, particular to Host Governments and Investment Treaty Arbitration, where he has actively engaged in numerous activities and authored extensive literature in his field.

Having completed his LLB Hons at Thammasat University in 1989, he pursued further studies, obtaining an LLM in International Law from the same institution in 1997. Following his LLB, he practiced law at Kamnual Chalopathump Law Office and was awarded certification by the Thai Bar Association as a qualified lawyer in 1990.

Assistant Professor Sirichai has held positions across various sectors, including public, private, and non-governmental organizations. Notably, he served on the Peer Reviewer Committee of the Journal of the Office of the Ombudsman in Thailand.

Continuing his academic journey, he earned a Master of Laws from King’s College, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, in 2009, and a Ph.D. in International Law from the University of Dundee, United Kingdom, in 2014. He further enhanced his legal knowledge by obtaining a certificate in Australian legal processes and Legal Institutes from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a certificate in business law from Thammasat University.

Registration

No pre-registration is required.

Agenda

Contact Information

Contact Mr. Lucas Meier at lucas.meier@cpg-online.de for program content.

Contact Ms. Venus Phuangkom at events@cpg-online.de for administrative matters.

Details

Date:
May 24
Time:
14:30 - 16:00 BMT
Event Category:

Organizers

CPG
THAC

Venue

Bhiraj Tower @EmQuartier
26th floor. 689 Sukhumvit Road, Klong Tan Nua, Watthana
Bangkok, Watthana 10110 Thailand
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Phone
66 2261 0261
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