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International Dispute Resolution Research Network

The International Dispute Resolution Research Network (IDRRN) is a community of experts, stakeholders and academics from all corners of the globe engaged in a partnership dedicated to sharing knowledge in the dynamic field of dispute prevention and resolution. We connect in a real-time forum that allows us to share culturally diverse perspectives to meet the unique challenges that each of us face.

Our mission is based on the concept that success comes not from an individual’s work, but instead results from the collaborative effort of a group of individuals with distinct backgrounds who work together towards a shared goal. The IDRRN’s purpose is to collectively generate knowledge to advance the field of dispute resolution. Our open dialogue allows us to share our varying experiences and engage one another in a participatory learning process with the goal of enhancing mutual understanding and exploring innovative options for problem-solving.


Mariana H.C. Gonstead

Executive Director
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Phone Number
(651) 962-4835
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Recent Developments

Innovative Strategies for Conflict Management: Improving Investor-State Relations to Propel Global Growth

In February 2020, the IDRRN hosted a law journal symposium that focused on effective investor-state conflict management mechanisms that can enable investors to mitigate risks and uncertainties when doing business abroad.⁣

The event brought together global experts and business leaders to discuss current challenges and opportunities affecting foreign direct investment (FDI) and facilitated discussion on approaches implemented at the World Bank to retain and expand foreign investment.

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