Beyond Intractability
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A new place to explore and discuss ideas for moving beyond the complex intractable conflict problems that so threaten human society.

Quick Introduction

Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess

MOOS Project Goals:
  • To get many more people thinking about and understanding the nature of intractable conflicts and constructive responses to them.
  • To accelerate the development of new approaches to these conflicts so that civil society and government leaders can successfully address our many challenges without becoming caught in the quagmire of intractability.
  • Busy people who lack the time and money to engage in more traditional kinds of study just but would still would like to improve their ability to understand and handle difficult conflict situations.
  • Students looking for another learning opportunity focused on practical solutions to frontier-of-the-field conflict problems.
  • Anyone who is concerned with the direction of the country and the world and wants to learn about alternative approaches to problem solving.
  • Distribute by social media, email, and Beyond Intractability a provocative series of generally short (5-10 minute)  articles and videos exploring the many aspects of the intractable conflict problem along with practical strategies for limiting those problems.
  • Encourage and facilitate an online discussion of these ideas while soliciting further ideas.
  • Rely on a low-cost project design and financial support for MOOS participants for the modest funding needed to develop the MOOS concept sufficiently to attract major support. We need your help!
More Information:
Moving Beyond Intractability Massive Open Online Seminar
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Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess, Co-Directors
Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado
UCB 580, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0580, (303) 492-1635,


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