Center for International Dispute Resolution
About the Center
The Center for International Dispute Resolution (CIDR) at Bucerius Law School is intended to provide an institutional framework and a forum to explore, discuss and develop issues arising in connection with the resolution of disputes having an international/transnational element. The founders and directors of the CIDR, Prof. Stefan Kröll and Prof. Karsten Thorn, are well known experts in the field of dispute resolution and frequent speakers at national and international conferences. The CIDR will be officially launched with a Public Opening Event on 14 February 2018 at Bucerius Law School featuring a presentation by George Bermann of Columbia University.
The CIDR shall sharpen the profile of Bucerius Law School in the field of international dispute resolution and enhance its national and international visibility as one of the leading teaching and research institutions. It pools the existing resources at Bucerius and aims at intensifying the exchange between academia and practice in international dispute resolution. The CIDR shall become a nationally and internationally recognized competence center and a forum to explore, discuss and develop issues arising in connection with the resolution of disputes having an international/transnational element, involved also in the education of the next generation of dispute resolution lawyers.
At the same time CIDR will investigate how international dispute resolution can be taught best at universities. In this regard, the CIDR shall further develop the current course program for the Bucerius Certificate in International Dispute Resolution. In addition, the CIDR shall promote junior researchers by identifying potential subjects for doctoral theses, connecting with potential contact persons to the point of co-supervision, offering advanced education courses and assisting publications.