Magazine article Dispute Resolution Journal

Foreword

Magazine article Dispute Resolution Journal

Foreword

Article excerpt

The American Arbitration Association and its international division, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, announced the establishment of the AAA-ICDR Foundation in May 2015.

Since that time, the Foundation's Board of Directors: James E. Coleman, Jr., Eric D. Green, James R. Jenkins, India Johnson, John J. Kerr, Jr., Carolyn Lamm, Francis McGovern, Bruce Meyerson, Scott S. Partridge, Lawrence Susskind, and Edna Sussman (Chair) along with the Foundation's consultant Marilyn Duffy Grande and AAA volunteer staff have been hard at work.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and is able to solicit donations and provide grants to fund a range of worthy causes that promote the Foundation's wide-reaching mission, which is to support the use and improvement of dispute resolution processes in the USA and internationally, including:

* Fostering measures that reduce potential escalation, manage, and resolve conflicts.

* Expanding the use of dispute resolution processes tailored to the conflict.

* Supporting research, education and initiatives promoting high quality, efficient and fair dispute resolution.

* Increasing access to justice in and through alternative dispute resolution.

* Encouraging collaborative processes to resolve public conflicts.

* Sharing expertise across diverse groups and cultures.

* Partnering with others dedicated to advancing the Foundation's mission.

In 2017 the Foundation announced a special initiative for projects that addressed opportunities for dialogue in situations involving racial, ethnic and religious conflict. …

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