About Contemporary Issues in Mediation (CIIM)
What is CIIM?
CIIM (pronounced as "CHIM") is a publication of top 10 entries of the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) Annual Mediation Essay Competition.
The competition is usually held in the first half of each year.
CIIM Vol 1 collects the top entries from the competition held in 2015 and the book was officially launched on 29 August 2016.
CIIM Vol 2 was officially launched on 08 November 2017.
The idea of publishing CIIM, a compilation of students' work, was sparked off during conversations between the
editors of CIIM. They thought deeply about why students in mediation are facing difficulties in publishing
their work. Why are students' work not recognised? As they exchanged their thoughts and experiences, they
wondered if the "bias" against a student piece was the key reason?
"CIIM is premised on a vision that wisdom is not necessarily a function of age or experience and pieces that
can meaningfully contribute to the development of the field can come from students. CIIM seeks to provide
students the opportunity to showcase their work. "
Joel Lee, SIMI's chairman, believes that students, regardless of age or experience could contribute to the
development of mediation. By opening up a platform
where students' work could be showcased, SIMI hopes to generate awareness and interest in the study and
research of mediation among tertiary students.
Where can I buy CIIM?
CIIM can be purchased from Kinokuniya, Amazon, World Scientific Publishing, and NUS Co-op bookstore.
SIMI envisions a future where mediation is introduced to people in all nations, our future generation and leaders. By helping to spread the word, each and everyone of us can help to grow interest in mediation academia and research.
Did you know?
CIIM is pronounced as "CHIM", which roughly translates to meaning "complicated or complex" in the Singapore vernacular, Singlish. Singaporeans use “chim” to refer to topics or matters that require a high degree of reflection and analysis, and is coincidentally an apt description of the level of research and writing found in CIIM!
Credits For CIIM
SIMI is indebted to the work and efforts contributed by various members towards making the production of CIIM and the annual mediation competition an annual success. This includes the assistance provided by our publishers, the World Scientific Publishing Company as well as the support from SIMI’s board of directors, the CIIM editorial team, SIMI’s partners and mediators, the SIMI operations team, and the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law.