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Strengthening the learning community with a new place to explore and discuss ideas for moving beyond the many intractable conflict problem that threaten human society.

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New Knowledge Base Content
  • 10 Jun 2016This Status Update outlines continuing MOOS "beta" test plans and explains an ongoing pause in the seminars to allow for the upgrade of the underlying computer system.
  • 7 Apr 2016Complexity-oriented approaches to conflict are more like medicine and less like engineering.
  • 5 Apr 2016An exploration of how an understanding of ecodynamics and evolution an help us deal with complex conflict. 
  • 29 Mar 2016Simple models won't work! We need to develop conflict intervention models for higher level complex, systems.
  • 24 Mar 2016Intractable conflicts are complex adaptive systems, so they need complex, adaptive responses.
  • 21 Mar 2016If your backlash coefficient is more than one, your cause cannot be won! Learn why!
Learning Community News
  • 1 Oct 2016Global support for diversity is surprisingly thin.  We need models for diverse societies that account for this.
  • 1 Oct 2016New Stiglitz book explains what it will really take to fix inequality. A big challenge for consensus builders!
  • 30 Sep 2016A reminder: voting blocks are not monolithic. Within-group differences are as big as between-group differences.
  • 30 Sep 2016A really terrific overview and great graphic highlighting the many ways that cognitive biases affect our thinking.
  • 29 Sep 2016Another problem for US democracy, the vast majority of elections are uncontested. Your vote really doesn't matter!
  • 29 Sep 2016Another persuasive analysis of the way in which US society is repolarizing and Trump's surprising strength.


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