Colleague and Context Links for the Week of March 10, 2024

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Newsletter #218 — March 10, 2024


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Reader Suggested Links

Highlighting links suggested by our readers. Please send us links to things that you find useful.


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Colleague Activities

Highlighting things that our conflict and peacebuilding colleagues are doing that contribute to efforts to address the hyper-polarization problem.

  • Saving Democracy
    Democracy 2076 — Democracy 2076 is developing a vision for a new U.S. constitution which would ensure an effective, responsive, and representative democracy.
  • Effective Problem-Solving
    CSU Center for Public Deliberation — Our aim is to improve the way our community is able to talk through complex issues so that we can arrive at better decisions. CPD provides the space, good information, and skilled facilitation to facilitate such collaborative decision making.
  • Effective Problem-Solving
    Resolutionaries — Resolutionaries is an organization dedicated to bringing Americans together. Our goal is to shift the current paradigm — from fighting over our problems to working together to solve them.
  • Saving Democracy
    National Endowment for Democracy — The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is an independent, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world.
  • Saving Democracy
    Women's Power Collaborative — The only national-level body dedicated to achieving a gender-balanced democracy by networking, strategizing, resource-sharing and helping women run for office.
  • Peacebuilding
    Peacebuilding Starts at Home — A new Alliance for Peacebuilding initiative intended to educate and raise awareness about the drivers of instability and conflict in the U.S. and responses to that.
  • Trust / Trust Earning
    Do you keep your agreements? — Anne Leslie explains why keeping our agreements, no matter how small, has important ramifications for our relationships, demonstrating respect and trustworthiness that are hard to replace once broken.


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Beyond Intractability in Context

From around the web, more insight into the nature of our conflict problems, limits of business-as-usual thinking, and things people are doing to try to make things better.


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