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Core Seminar Discussion Posts

Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess

This blog chronologically lists the core posts that are the focus of each seminar discussion.
The Intractable Conflict in the News and Supplemental Materials Blog highlights and links to outside materials from around the web that relate to the various seminar discussions.
The Seminars page presents an overall framework for the Core Posts and Supplementary Materials featured in each of the seminars.

10 Jun 2016
This 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 2016
Complexity-oriented approaches to conflict are more like medicine and less like engineering.
5 Apr 2016
An exploration of how an understanding of ecodynamics and evolution an help us deal with complex conflict. 
29 Mar 2016
Simple models won't work! We need to develop conflict intervention models for higher level complex, systems.
24 Mar 2016
Intractable conflicts are complex adaptive systems, so they need complex, adaptive responses.
21 Mar 2016
If your backlash coefficient is more than one, your cause cannot be won! Learn why!
18 Mar 2016
“If they’d just talk, they could work it out!” Exploring this and other bad assumptions.
10 Mar 2016
Differentiating power sources and power strategies, types of opponents and alternative power strategies maximizes conflict effectiveness.
9 Mar 2016
Peace cultivation and massively parallel peacebuilding: two ideas for a new complexity-oriented conflict paradigm.


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